Our Health California
For more than 15 months, our lives have been anything but normal. Seemingly overnight, homes were turned into offices, schools, gyms, and more — essentially a place of refuge for those seeking shelter from COVID-19.
Without the help of university students, thousands of Sacramento’s most vulnerable residents might not have gotten COVID-19 vaccines. The University of California, Davis School of Medicine provided the workforce while UC Davis Health provided support.
When a critically ill or injured patient needs a hospital stay, family is usually close behind. Sometimes they must travel long distances to be near their loved one, but endless hours on the road, expensive hotel stays, and the stress of not always being nearby can get in the way.
Every day, a small army of women and men rise to help meet the needs of Californians experiencing homelessness. These are people who work at hospitals: social workers, case managers, nurses, doctors, and more. They are on the front lines of the ongoing fight to care for those with the greatest need – those who don’t know where they will sleep or when their next meal will be.