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Building an equitable, inclusive and diverse community

Leadership messages and announcements

Be Heard! HEDI Blog – Accepting Submissions for FutureThe Office for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is now accepting Blog Article Submissions from students, faculty, staff, and community members that provide relevant and timely insight into topics related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for our readers. Submit your entry today!

To the UC Davis and UC Davis Health community,

UC Davis Health is a vibrant, multi-layered, dynamically diverse community making a positive difference locally, regionally, and nationally through our research, education, and public service. What makes our great community work are the relationships we have with each other, our patients, and our community members. We strive to treat those around us with dignity, inclusion, and respect. We do this best by not just treating others as we would want to be treated, but by treating others as they would want to be treated.

The week of February 22-26, 2021 we celebrated our Principles for Community Week with the theme, “cultural humility”, welcoming 200+ attendees in the virtual space to the Opening Ceremony Event with remarks and messages from Chancellor Gary S. May, Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull, Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Dr. David Lubarsky, Vice Chancellor of Human Health Sciences and UC Davis Health CEO, Dr. Lorena Oropeza, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Diversity and I.

Read the full message from Hendry Ton, M.D., M.S., Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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Resources for Racial Trauma

Alumni Couple Establish Endowed Chair, UC Davis’ 1st in African American Studies

Alumni and longtime university supporters Lois and Darryl Goss are creating a presidential chair in African American and African studies at the University of California, Davis, to provide sustained funding for teaching, research and outreach about the history and culture of communities of African descent around the world.
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Racial Justice Dashboard

Use this tool for self-education and explore ways to engage in anti-racism efforts.

We want to hear from you!

Please feel free to share your thoughts, feedback and any steps you are taking to address racism, health inequities, and diversity and inclusiveness in your work and personal life.

Principles of Community

This nearly 30-year-old document serves as an aspirational statement affirming our commitment to the highest standards of civility and decency towards all.

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Internal Partner EventCampus Community Book Project: Panel with Author Ellen Forney - Mental Health Self-Care, Advocacy & Activism

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 – 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

A panel with Ellen Forney, book project featured author, on mental health self-care, advocacy, and activism and her latest book Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice From My Bipolar Life

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  • Ellen Forney, book project featured author
  • Claire Adams, UC Davis undergraduate & Ambassador, Each Aggie Matters
  • Puja Chadha, Associate Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Associate Director of Education, Center for Reducing Healthcare Disparities; & Director of Diversity Education, Office of Faculty Development and Diversity
  • Megan Macklin (moderator), Program Manager, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

More about the book project

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Internal Partner Event Anti-Asian Racism and Mental Health

Friday, April 16, 2021 – 12-1 p.m.

UC Davis Health Asian Pacific American Systemwide Alliance (APASA) invites you to a dialogue in addressing the intersection of Anti-Asian racism adn its impact on mental health. This virtual workshop will educate participants about ways to disrupt racism and how to provide support to people that have experienced hate and harassment. Join us in a safe space and professionally guided discussion for participants to understand the correlation between racism and mental health. This workshop does not train participants to be clinicians; instead, it is designed to teach participants about the Six Intervention Tools used to interrupt racist acts and how to provide practical support and assistance to coworkers, friends, and family that have experienced racism.

This is a one-hour online session equipped with interactive case studies, polling questions and small group discussions for participants to practice the Six Intervention Tools.

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Speaker: JR Kuo is a seasoned professional mental health speaker and trainer. He has spoken at over 40 different universities across the country and taught classes at the University of Colorado.

The Asian Pacific American Systemwide Alliance (APASA) employee resource group at UC Davis Health promotes the general welfare and interests of the Asian Pacific American staff at UC Davis.

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Resources and Information

Food pantry

Food access in your community

Food security, local resources

Food security and food access are a growing concern for many in Sacramento. Listed here are a number of resources such as local food banks and other community-based organizations (CBOs) doing work to help meet this critical need.

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Local resources and multicultural services

Multilingual guidance, community clinics

A compilation of COVID-19 related resources and services from UC Davis Health, local CBOs, chambers of commerce, and other groups for multicultural, multilingual, and under-served communities.

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Mental health and well-being

Coping, managing stress, emotional support

Many people have questions about ways to cope with stress experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Several local resources exist to help individuals cope and even thrive.

Looking for ways to help?

We’ve compiled a number of resources to help connect you with groups in our community helping those in need.

Ways you can help
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COVID-19 articles, research and guidance

Coronavirus stats, common myths

Read the articles, research, media stories and leadership statements to help understand the science and data of novel coronavirus.

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Help for immigrant and undocumented communiti

Assistance, national and regional resources

Novel coronavirus has elevated the concerns for immigrant families’ access to health care and economic well-being. Several resources exist to help.

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Virtual Learning

Webinars, online education events

Education, training and learning provide positive ways to channel our energies. Several online opportunities exist for our multicultural communities to learn new strategies and build their skills.