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NEWS | June 22, 2012

Media advisory: UC Davis announces "blueprint" for improving Latino mental health services

WHAT:
The UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities will announce the results of a first-of-its-kind study commissioned by the State of California that details barriers to access and utilization of mental-health services among Latinos in California and offers solutions for reducing those disparities. The study is based on a series of community forums with LatinosĀ throughout the state.

WHERE:
UC Davis MIND Institute auditorium, 2825 50th Street in Sacramento. A map and directions are online at www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/mindinstitute.

WHEN:
Monday, June 25, 2012, 11 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.

WHO:
Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, professor of internal medicine and director of the UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities, along with community forum participants.

MORE INFORMATION:

  • Reporters outside of the Sacramento, Calif., area can watch the announcement via webcast accessible at www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu.
  • Reporters can also listen to the announcement and participate in the Q&A session by calling toll free 1-800-741-3792 within the U.S. and Canada or 1-212-231-2907 outside of the U.S. and Canada.
  • Interviews in English and Spanish are available following the announcement.
  • Two Skype video call-in lines for interviews have been established at UCDavisLatinoReport and UCDavisLatinoReport2.
  • Reporters interested in covering the announcement can call one of the media contacts to request access to the report at 8 a.m. on Monday.
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Media contacts:

Karen Finney, UC Davis Health News Office: 916-734-9064
E-mail: karen.finney@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Carole Gan, UC Davis Health News Office: 916-734-9047
E-mail: carole.gan@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Victoria Sanchez de Alba, De Alba Communications: 650-270-7810
E-mail: victoria@dealba.net

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