About the Gala & Student-Run Clinics

The Silent Wine Auction & Wine Tasting Benefit is the biggest student-driven fundraiser for the student-run clinics affiliated with UC Davis.  The clinics are able to continue functioning because of the generosity of the Sacramento community.  Several businesses and individuals donate wine and items for the auction, food for the event, and clinic space at which the clinics serve patients.

The theme of the wine auction changes annually, but is traditionally held in January.  This year we will be holding a black-tie Gatsby-themed, 1920’s gala on January 7, 2017.

The Student-Run Clinics (and sister sites) benefiting from the gala fundraiser and donations are Paul Hom Asian Clinic, Clínica Tepati, Imani Clinic, Joan Viteri Memorial Clinic, Willow Clinic, Baiyanihan Clinic, VN CARES, Knights Landing, and HLUB.

Paul Hom Asian Clinic | Commitment to the Asian community For the Asian and Pacific Islander community, the Paul Hom clinic provides primary and acute specialty care services. Founded in 1972, it is the oldest Asian health clinic in the United States. More than 50 medical and undergraduate students and more than 40 physicians volunteer at this clinic on an annual basis.

Clínica Tepati | Primary care services for the Latino community Clínica Tepati got its start in 1974, with a focus on serving downtown Sacramento’s Hispanic population. Operating out of space donated by WellSpace Health, the clinic’s Spanish translation services allow volunteers to communicate effectively and provide care for more than 1,000 uninsured patients of all ages each year.

Imani Clinic | Healing begins with faith Imani is a Swahili word meaning faith and it symbolizes the hope students wish to foster within the African-American community. The clinic was established in the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento in 1994 after students became concerned about the staggering and persistent morbidity and mortality rates among African-Americans from hypertension, heart disease, cancer and inadequate prenatal care.

Joan Viteri Memorial Clinic | Health care for high-risk populations Sharing space in a small building with Sacramento’s Harm Reduction Services, the Joan Viteri clinic provides unbiased health care to intravenous drug users, sex workers and their families. The clinic works closely with Harm Reduction Services to emphasize prevention and education about infectious diseases and HIV testing, and to provide drug-related medical and social referrals.

Bayanihan Clinic | Focused on the needs of the Filipino community This clinic provides culturally and linguistically appropriate medical care to the underserved Filipino population in Sacramento County, particularly to World War II veterans and recent immigrants. It also has evolved into a center for culturally sensitive care to an extraordinarily diverse community.

The Willow Clinic | Serving people without homes Working out of the Salvation Army facility near downtown Sacramento, the clinic provides health care screening and services to a large, homeless population. The clinic’s dedication to the homeless prompted the Salvation Army to include the clinic in its renovation plans, setting aside rooms solely for patient care and clinical operations.

VN CARES | Established as a sister clinic to the Paul Hom Asian Clinic in 2001, the Vietnamese Cancer Awareness, Research and Education Society (VN CARES) provides culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate cancer prevention screenings and education to the Sacramento Asian and Pacific Islander community on the first Sunday of each month.

Knights Landing One Health Center | Established by Clínica Tepati students and Knights Landing residents, this satellite clinic provides linguistically competent and culturally sensitive health care services to the rural underserved, particularly women, adolescents and farmworkers. In partnership with the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, veterinary services are available at the clinic on the third Sunday of each month.

HLUB Clinic | The HLUB Clinic is a satellite of Paul Hom, formed to provide free culturally and linguistically appropriate primary health care services to the Hmong community. We also screen for breast, cervical, colon and prostate cancers, in addition to Hepatitis B.

Gender Health Clinic | Operating within Sacramento’s Gender Health Center, the clinic helps with care for the LGBTQQI community, with a focus on transgender health. The clinic provides a safe, supportive environment at every stage of the coming out or transition process.

Please note that Shifa Clinic does not participate in the Silent Auction & Wine Tasting Gala for cultural and religious reasons.  You may visit their website by following the link.

Shifa Clinic | Shifa Clinic strives to understand, serve, and promote the health and wellness needs of a multilingual, ethnically diverse community. Adjacent to a mosque in downtown Sacramento, the clinic primarily serves patients from the South Asian and Muslim communities. It provides interpretive services and hosts specialty clinics such as dermatology, cardiology, women’s health and pediatrics.