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Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola visits UW from UC Davis

Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola visits UW from UC Davis

Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, MD, PhD, is professor of medicine and director of the Center for Reducing Health Disparities at UC Davis. He is an internationally renowned expert on mental health in ethnic populations. Dr. Aguilar-Gaxiola will discuss a project to implement the CLAS standards in California. In total, his team trained 408 Solano County Behavioral Health Division staff and contractors. The Cultural Competency 101 Training was provided through 10 sessions to 310 participants May through October 2017. The Cultural Competency 102 Training was provided through 4 sessions to 88 participants during December 2017. The Train-the-Trainer program trained 10 Solano County staff to serve as future facili-tators of annual cultural competency trainings for Solano County staff. Planning for CLAS Standards training took place from September 2017 to January 2018 and they are about to complete a four-session CLAS-based training on the first of three cohorts.

The Latino Center for Health was pleased to host Dr. Aguilar-Gaxiola for a two-day visit to present on his research. A warm thank you to Dr. Aguilar-Gaxiola and for those of you that were able to join for his presentations. For those of you unable to join, below are links to both presentations:

April 30 Presentation: Implementation of Cultural Competency and CLAS Standards Trainings in Solano County

May 1 Presentation: Solano County Mental Health Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Cultural Transformation Model