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Building an equitable, inclusive and diverse community

Leadership messages and announcements

Hendry Ton receives top national award for DEI

Published on May 24, 2023. Written by Carolyn Ramirez.

Every year, Becker’s Hospital Review accepts nominations for diversity, equity and inclusion leaders who are making meaningful impact in the healthcare community.

Hendry Ton, Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, is now among the top 2023 leaders recognized for their efforts to create inclusive health care environments where everyone feels welcomed, valued and safe.

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Mental Health Awareness Month and Beyond

Our efforts at the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are expanding to be more than enough, with the recent steps to establish the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Center as part of our programming at UC Davis Health. Full post

Honoring the Heritage and Legacy of our Campus Community

The month of May brings an opportunity for us to celebrate our campus community and honor several heritages including Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Haitian Heritage Month, and Jewish American Heritage Month. Full post

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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 event"Transcendence: Still, We Rise" with Mallery Jenna Robinson

Wednesday, May 24, 2023, 5:30-7 p.m.
Student Recruitment and Retention Center, UC Davis

Mallery Jenna Robinson is an AfraCarribean Transwoman and transgender and HIV healthcare advocate in Los Angeles first working with The LGBTQ Center Long Beach from 2019-2021 as the Engagement Specialist and Service Navigator for their Transgender Health Program. In the summer of 2019, she began working at The LGBTQ Center Long Beach as the Engagement Specialist and Service Navigator for The Transgender Health Department. She has also presented several Transgender Empathy Trainings (TET Talks) to Sony PlayStation, and Long Beach Vocal Rehab to list a few. If you are into podcasts check out A Hateful Homicide where Mallery covers homicide cases of trans individuals in a sensitive way.

Audience: UC Davis/UC Davis Health staff, faculty, and students

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This event is hosted by the LGBTQIA Resource Center.

Full list of upcoming events presented by the LGBTQIA Resource Center on Instagram

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External partner eventSac PRIDE Parade

Sunday, June 11, 2023, 11 a.m.

Come march with fellow UC Davis Health and UC Davis staff, faculty, students, community members, and their families to celebrate our PRIDE!

Audience: Open to the general public.

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If you missed the UC Davis Health PRIDE employee resource group registration, you may still register for free via Sac PRIDE.

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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 refugee and immigrant families

Assistance, national and regional resources

Resources for refugee and 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.