UC’s five academic health centers delivered a total of $1.4 billion of community benefits during the 2018-19 reporting period, the most recently completed fiscal year.
UC Davis Health’s share amounted to nearly $143 million, or about 6 percent of the health system’s total expenses, according to UC Health’s Community Benefits Report. On average, the academic health centers contributed 9.9 percent of their total expenses, which is comparable to benchmark data for a group of 32 academic medical centers nationally, according to a UC news release.
Examples of community benefits include free or discounted health services, unreimbursed costs for care to Medi-Cal recipients, health professions education, subsidized health services, research, and financial or in-kind support for nonprofit community organizations.
Student regent nominee
Alexis Atsilvsgi Zaragoza, a UC Berkeley transfer student, has been nominated to serve as a student regent, just as she winds up her term as a student representative on the California Community Colleges Board of Governors.
A special regents committee put her name forward last week for consideration by the full board in July. Her term would run for two years, the first (2020-21) as student regent-designate, able to participate in all deliberations, but without a vote; the second (2021-22) as the student regent with voting privileges.
It is this same process by which UC Santa Barbara graduate student Jamaal Muwwakkil gains voting privileges in 2020-21, after serving a year as student regent-designate.
Zaragoza is a geography major at Cal, having transferred in from Modesto Junior College. She is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation belonging to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and daughter of a Mexican immigrant.
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