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Office of the Vice Chancellor

Office of the Vice Chancellor

Community Engagement

UC Davis is a fully engaged partner with the diverse communities it serves in Sacramento and Northern California.

  • Nursing leaders from across the nation are participating in strategic planning sessions to create curriculum for the new Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis.
  • New physicians work with five disadvantaged neighborhoods to ensure a healthy environment for children while learning how to be effective child advocates through the Communities and Physicians Together Program.
  • UC Davis provides expertise and specialized care to Californians using telehealth technology at 100 sites throughout the state.
  • Medical students operate six free clinics for medically underserved populations, including Asian, Latino, Muslim, African-American and others.
  • Prevention specialists partner with fire, law enforcement and other groups in the community to reduce trauma injuries and increase bicycle, motor vehicle, fire, home and water safety.
  • UC Davis is an integral part of the region's emergency preparedness and response network, advising agencies and taking the lead in responding to bioterrorism and mass-casualty events to ensure public safety.
  • By sharing its Medical and Ethical Standards Committee with scientists at UC Merced and the Buck Institute in Marin County, UC Davis is enabling stem-cell experts beyond UC Davis to meet California Institute for Regenerative Medicine oversight requirements for human-subject research.
  • UC Davis participates in a community coalition to create a cost-effective, comprehensive and coordinated health-care delivery system for chronically ill, uninsured Californians who are frequent users of emergency services.
  • Experts in identifying abuse train thousands of physicians, nurses, district attorneys, law enforcement specialists and social workers in the proper examination, documentation and treatment of victims of child, domestic and elder abuse, the only organization in the state to do so.
  • Health-information forums for consumers are offered on topics that include nutrition, stress reduction for cancer patients, neurodevelopmental disorders, asthma and diabetes management, infant care and breastfeeding, heart-healthy eating, smoking cessation, weight management and healthy aging. Physicians, nurses and students also visit classrooms to talk about healthy habits and increase understanding of chronic disease.