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Building an equitable, inclusive and diverse community

Leadership messages and announcements

Latest Blog Post - National Nurses Week "Nurses and Health Equity: Where We Have Been and Where We Can Go"

Associate Dean for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Dr. Piri Ackerman-Barger writes, "In the wake of an unprecedented focus on police brutality and racial injustice in the United States we have begun to have necessary conversations about systemic racism..." Full post

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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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External Partner YouTube Live Virtual PanelViolence Against the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community

Saturday, May 13th, 2021 – 12- 1 p.m.

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the rates of anti-Asian hate crimes in the U.S. have increased dramatically. Please join us for a live webinar to learn what employers and employees can do to help combat anti-Asian racism at work and support the AAPI community.


Topics will include:
• Understanding the problem of racism in the workplace.
• Practical, actionable steps for employees to help eliminate racism at work and overcome unconscious biases.
• Ways leaders can create a safe space for employees to speak up against racism.

Questions may be submitted upon registration or via the chat box during the live webinar.

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Internal Partner Presentation Vietnamese Mini-Medical School (English and Vietnamese)

Saturday, May 15, 2021 – 8:45 - 11:45 a.m.

As we age, it is important to learn about what we can do to maintain our health. The Vietnamese Mini-Medical School is the first event of its kind with a focus on covering important health topics for the Vietnamese population including:

  • Coping with mental stress
  • Living heart healthy
  • Empowering caregivers with education on Alzheimer's disease

The proceedings will be conducted in Vietnamese and English with simultaneous translation; presentations will be followed by a question and answer session.

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This program is in partnership with ARI and sponsored by the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center (NIH/NCATS TR001860) and the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center (NIH/NIA AG010129).

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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.