Our future depends on the actions we take today. Reducing health disparities in Northern California begins with a strong vision.

The Center brings people, ideas and infrastructure together to create positive change. Our collective impact model seeks to improve community health in California.

Every person in California should be able to live a healthy life. That’s the vision we stand by and the journey we are committed to. The Center works to promote health and racial equity in communities throughout California with local, state and national partners.

With strategy, creativity and ongoing collaboration, The Center strives to eradicate health inequities across the state, especially within the underserved San Joaquin Valley. Learn more.

What's New?

They are America's children

September 13, 2017

As a foundation committed to improving the well-being of our communities, we are disappointed by the Trump Administration’s decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.


Community comes together to stop violence

August 30, 2017

After a weekend that saw multiple shootings in Sacramento’s Meadowview and Oak Park neighborhoods, community leaders are mobilizing residents, faith leaders and elected officials to join together with a shared commitment to stop the violence and end the needless loss of young lives. The community will hold a news conference on Aug. 31, at 5 p.m. at Meadowview Park, 7760 24th St. See the news release.

Socorro Santillan joins Sierra Health Foundation and The Center

August 29, 2017

We are pleased to welcome Socorro Santillan as the new Program Officer of the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund, a program managed by The Center that is advancing programs and policy changes that promote health and racial equity. Learn more on the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund web page.