2022 Health Equity News
The Office for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, faculty, staff, and its stakeholders continually participate in community outreach, speaker series, symposiums and implementation of health equity initiatives that reflect the vision and mission of the office to create a climate of equity and inclusion reflected in structures, policies and practices; the diversity of the UC Davis Health community; the attitudes and values of our members and leaders; and the quality of our interpersonal relationships. This frequently updated list provides a snapshot of activities and news throughout the year.
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African American Faculty and Staff Association (AAFSA) reaches record funding for 24th annual penny drive
Gifts were delivered to two preschool sites and included a variety of items for each child, such as fuzzy toys, a LCD writing tablet, bubbles, books, fancy LED light scooters and much more. One of the sites also received a brand-new bookshelf.
UC Davis School of Medicine’s Bayanihan student-run clinic now offers ophthalmology care
Dedicated undergraduate volunteer leads effort to expand care for Filipino immigrants.
UC Davis faculty receive AAPI Change Makers Award
Congratulations to AAPI Change Makers Award recipients, Dr. Moon Chen, Dr. Oanh Meyer, and Dr. Hendry Ton, for their work in the Sacramento region's Asian American community!.
UC Davis School of Medicine receives national award for diversity, inclusion
On Oct. 13, INSIGHT Into Diversity announced that the medical school was one of 63 institutions of higher education to receive the 2022 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award.
Celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day With the Native American Alumni Association
Indigenous Peoples' Day celebrates the beauty, strength, and joy of Indigenous peoples of the Americas, past and present. Indigenous People's Day acknowledges the rich and diverse histories of Native American people and renounces the false narrative that Columbus discovered America.
‘You’re different because you have a voice’: New class of Redwood SEED Scholars joins UC Davis
Redwood SEED Scholars was created by the UC Davis MIND Institute — which specializes in the research and treatment of the challenges associated with neurodevelopmental disabilities like autism and Down syndrome — and the UC Davis Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The program is directed by Beth Foraker, an instructor in the School of Education, MIND Institute Director Leonard Abbeduto and Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Renetta Garrison Tull.
Uninsured women in the community are eligible to receive free mammograms as UC Davis Health marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October
The mammograms are being scheduled on Saturdays on a first come, first served basis.
ECHO Autism education program now offered in Spanish for families
ECHO Autism is a free teleconferencing program that connects UC Davis MIND Institute experts with the community. It is now being offered in Spanish, to both providers and families. New sessions begin this month.
Fourth-year medical student, Angelica Martin, provides classmates with the know-how to change laws to benefit the underserved. Martin created a resourceful elective for students to better comprehend their policy-based curriculum, named "First Aid for Health Policy".
UC Davis and UC Davis Health continue excelling in Forbes' annual ranking of Best Employers
UC Davis has been recognized yet again as a best employer, earning recognition as a best employer for diversity and a best employer for women in Forbes’ 2022 national ranking.
Best Employers for Diversity
Best Employers for Women
Two Studies Show Healthy Davis Together Prevented Infections, Hospitalizations and Deaths
Two newly published studies show the positive impact of Healthy Davis Together, a comprehensive pandemic response program, in Davis, California. The program, which provided access to regular COVID-19 testing, promoted vaccinations and other safety precautions, and supported local businesses, reduced test positivity rates, prevented illness and saved lives, the studies found.