Comstock's magazine 0519 - May 2019 - Page 74

Advancing health, equity and community At UC Davis Health we’re proudly redefining what it means to be a 21 st century academic health center — and modeling innovative new ways of caring for underserved populations in urban and rural communities across Northern California. Mobile health clinics in partnership with Elica Health Centers A cornerstone of our region’s health care safety net: ƒ ƒ New primary care capacity for 5,000 Medi-Cal members ƒ ƒ Subspecialty access for 2 out of 3 Medi-Cal patients in our service area ƒ ƒ Video links to 60 rural hospitals help to treat patients in their own communities National-model partnerships with community-based health centers: ƒ ƒ Partnering with Sacramento County on a national model for urban primary care ƒ ƒ Introducing rare subspecialty care at the community clinic level ƒ ƒ Increasing care at four community clinics to help urban patients closer to home Improving the health landscape outside the clinic walls: ƒ ƒ Nationally recognized transition services for patients with opioid use disorder ƒ ƒ Millions invested in transitional services for homeless and psychiatric patients ƒ ƒ Training new primary care physicians to practice in underserved urban and rural areas ƒ ƒ Formal research centers for reducing health disparities and advancing population health