Advisers and Friends of UC Davis Health
UC Davis Health has achieved tremendous success through strong partnerships with local, regional and national leaders who consult regularly with school and medical center deans and directors to promote creativity and foster excellence in patient care, research, education and public service. These advisory bodies include:
National Board of Advisors
Members of the National Board of Advisors are eminent leaders in medicine, government, business, communications, industry, education and public policy whose combined experience and expertise provide a valuable and independent perspective on UC Davis Health System initiatives and strategies. Members support UC Davis Health in realizing its vision to be among the top tier of academic health systems in the country and a fully engaged partner with the diverse communities it serves. They help identify opportunities for distinction and assist in developing strategies to implement them. They advise UC Davis leadership and serve as advocates and ambassadors.
Community Advisory Board
An essential partner in achieving the university's mission, the Community Advisory Board (CAB) advocates new programs and initiatives benefiting patients and families in the community. The volunteer members (list of current members) are routinely solicited for their views and opinions, and often influence decisions impacting the broader community. Members are drawn from throughout the region to reflect the needs and concerns of various ethnic, economic and cultural groups. The CAB has worked diligently to promote the university's role as a leader in the region for medical education, provision of charity and uncompensated care, health disparities research, and in finding collaborative solutions to community-wide challenges.
UC Davis Health's Leadership Council is a volunteer group of community advocates who are committed to building awareness of and support for UC Davis Health throughout the Sacramento region and beyond. Members act as ambassadors to the community and as architects of private philanthropic support. In 2004, the council established the Annual Giving Associates program to encourage support for key health system initiatives within the leadership council membership. The associates program includes council members who have donated $1,000 or more. In its first year, the Annual Giving Associates exceeded its first-year goal of $100,000.