Community Health and Advocacy
To increase residents’ understanding of adverse childhood experiences and social determinants of health and provide them with tools to address health inequities though their clinical practice.
Year 1: All first-year residents complete a required 4-week Community Health Advocacy (CHA) rotation. During this experience residents will:
Pritha Multani, M.D. and Anna Lepkowski, M.D. (2023) volunteer with Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services.
- Participate in hands-on skill-building activities & workshops.
Helaine St. Amant, M.D. and Jason Lau, M.D., M.P.H., (2022) engage in legislative advocacy during their CHA intern rotation.
- Learn about local resources from social service agency & non-profit partners.
- Volunteer with a local community organization.
- Participate in media and legislative advocacy
Years 2 & 3: Residents may choose to design a CHA focused scholarly project. Residents will work with faculty and a community partner to plan, implement and evaluate a community-based project.
Heather Chou, M.D. (2019) presents her CHA scholarly project at the spring Scholarly Project Poster Session.
|Residents have the opportunity to participate in a media and legislative advocacy elective throughout their residency to learn more about how to advocate for children.
Community Health and Advocacy Video:
Please click on this link to view our Community Health and Advocacy video