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In California, One Out of Ten Schools Have High Levels of Chronic Absence

May 16, 2018

In California, One Out of Ten Schools Have High Levels of Chronic Absence
A new analysis of state data shows that while chronic absence affects nearly all schools in California, it is also heavily concentrated.  Nearly one out of ten traditional public schools in California, or 822 schools, had high levels of chronic absence that affect 20 percent or more of their students.  At such high levels, all students in the classroom are potentially affected when teachers have to deal with the churn of sporadic attendance.

2018 Regional Change Research Faculty Grants Program Awardees

April 25, 2018

2018 Regional Change Research Faculty Grants Program Awardees
The UC Davis Center for Regional Change recently awarded the 2018 Regional Change Research Faculty Grants to an interdisciplinary cohort of faculty engaged in research on topics related to community and regional development issues.  Attention to issues of social equity and inclusion were particularly encouraged.  For 2018, the awardees are as follows:

UC Davis Give Day

April 16, 2018

UC Davis Give Day is a 29-hour fundraising event that begins at noon on Friday, April 20 and ends at 5:00 PM on Saturday, April 21.  This is over our Picnic Day celebration.  Community Development Graduate Group alumna Kamal (c/o ’93 & ‘12) and Ravi (c/o ’90) Khaira have provided a $2,500 challenge gift to encourage others to support the Center for Regional Change's Ted Bradshaw Engaged Student Scholarship.  The first five gifts to the fund unlocks the first $1,000, the next five gifts unlock the remaining $1,500.  

Thousands in the San Joaquin Valley Have Unsafe Drinking Water, But Clean Water Is Close

March 12, 2018

Thousands in the San Joaquin Valley Have Unsafe Drinking Water, But Clean Water Is Close
UC Davis Study Shows Solutions, Some Underway With Water Justice Clinic
March 2018 By Karen Nikos-Rose
Tens of thousands of people living in the San Joaquin Valley’s unincorporated, rural, low-income communities have unsafe drinking water pouring from their taps. That water is delivered from a patchwork of community water systems that often don’t meet state or federal standards for drinking water, or from private wells that are not tested.

Water Legislation Could Spread Clean Water Access

March 23, 2018

Water Legislation Could Spread Clean Water Access
By Sara Jerome
@sarmje

California lawmakers are considering a drinking water proposal that water agencies see as a threat of unnecessary fees. Proponents say it will spread access to clean water, which many California residents still lack.

The legislation would establish a fund to help communities facing drinking water contamination pay for improvements.

Powered by Women—Bernadette Austin

December 06, 2017

She has a background in health care, an expertise in public finance and a passion for achieving community improvement through funding strategies, but the metaphor that best illustrates Bernadette Austin's current role comes from a children's fable.

Development and Application of an Integrated Health Impacts Assessment Tool for the Sacramento Region

November 30, 2017

Federal transportation authorizations require metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) to identify and track key indicators of system performance (e.g. collision rates, emissions, congestion) to ensure that they are stewarding public funds wisely to meet specific goals related to safety, environmental performance, and congestion mitigation, among other areas. Research has shown that living in areas where walking and bicycling are convenient leads to greater use of those modes, which can lead to improved health outcomes due to increases in physical activity.