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Holiday and End-of-Year Guidance and Best Practices

As we venture into the time of year when many of teams gather to celebrate the year’s accomplishments and the holiday seasons, we want to reflect upon past events, contests, and gatherings that may not have been as inclusive as intended. We all want to recognize the incredible work that has been accomplished as the calendar year comes to an end, and that can still be done through the many benefits of community building and recognition activities. Throughout the year, and using the UC Davis Principles of Community as our guide, we ask that you review the information linked below to create an open dialogue that will inform event/activity planning processes and final products. Full guide and recommendations

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"Gratitude Works, Practice It"

Vice Chancellor for Human Health Sciences and Chief Executive Officer for UC Davis Health, David Lubarsky, M.D., MBA, shares his insights on gratitude ahead of the holiday season. Full post

Honoring Native American Heritage Month

November is American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, often referred to as Native American Heritage Month. This week Britta Guerrero, CEO, Sacramento Native American Health Center, Inc. reflects on the past, present, and "progress toward a more just future". 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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Featured eventsHeal the HealerWeekly virtual self-care and mindfulness sessions for community members supporting refugees

Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 12 - 1 p.m.

A self-care and mindfulness session for community members supporting refugees that occurs every Wednesday from 12 - 1pm until December 22, 2021.

Note: Registration will only allow you to choose one date but once you have the Zoom link, you are welcome to attend as many sessions as you like.

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  • Iffat Hussain MSW -LCSW
  • Dr. PC How
  • Dr. Hammad Khan
  • Khoban Kochai, M.P.H

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Virtual Healing CirclesHealing Circle

Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Welcome to Virtual Healing Circles! Join us as we come together to build community and create a space rooted in our shared humanity. This is an opportunity to compassionately listen and intentionally share our hearts and minds as we close 2021. Come and engage in an evening of self-reflection, healing, and connection.

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  • Mercedes Piedra, MS: Director for UCDH Office for Health Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Rangineh Azimzadeh Tosang, MA, CPF: Founder of Solh Resolutions International

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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.