sacramento region

Amplifying the impact we have on the communities we serve

In 2019, UC Davis Health formally launched its Anchor Institution Mission (AIM) for Community Health. In the initial phase, UC Davis Health AIM initiative is focusing on three zip codes in the Sacramento region consisting of the Oak Park, Tahoe Park and South Sacramento communities, zip codes 95838, 95817, 95820, 95824, and 95828:

map of zip code areas 95817, 95820 and 95824

As one of the leading institutions in both higher education and health care in the region, UC Davis Health is committed to leveraging its economic power and human and intellectual resources to increase the economic vitality of our surrounding nearby communities in thereby improving the health welfare and wellbeing of their residents.

Community Events

Job talks, recruitment events, discussions, and learning opportunities open to community members.

UC Davis Health Talent Acquisition team recruitment and job talk opportunities for community members.
Previous event resources and webinar recordings

Discussions with UC Davis employees and community members on topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Information and updates on the planned innovation hub on UC Davis' Sacramento campus.

The Anchor Institution Mission in Action

“A commitment to consciously apply the long-term, place-based economic power of the institution, in combination with its human and intellectual resources, to better the long-term welfare of the community in which the institution is anchored.”

— Norris, T and Howard T, Can Hospitals Heal America’s Communities, 2015

What is our Healthcare Anchor Mission?

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Hire locally

Hire and develop local talent.

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Volunteer locally

Engage employees to volunteer in local neighborhoods.

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Oak Park Farmer's Market

Purchase locally

Purchase more goods and services from local vendors and historically underrepresented communities.

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Oak Park Farmer's Market

Invest locally

Invest portions of endowments into projects in vulnerable communities.

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Want to know more about our anchor work?

For more information about the work we are doing with the Anchor Institution Mission, please contact Khoban Kochai, M.P.H., Assistant Director for the Anchor Institution and Culture/Climate at UC Davis Health. She can be reached by email at