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?

More than 400 Community Members Gather for GLORY

April 20, 2017

Today the Black Child Legacy Campaign hosted the Gathering for GLORY: Giving Love to Our Rising Youth Conference at South Sacramento Christian Center to discuss and outline prevention and intervention steps that can be taken to reduce child deaths, with an emphasis on how the faith community can connect to this work. Read the news release.


Nearly $3 million awarded in the San Joaquin Valley

April 13, 2017

Grants will fund organizations working to address health disparities and factors that impact health, such as food security, air quality, clean drinking water, housing, health care and immigrant rights, as well as policy and systems changes to improve the health of vulnerable children. Read the news release.

$1.3 million granted to transform juvenile justice practice and policy across California

April 7, 2017

The Positive Youth Justice Initiative will shift its focus from engaging large systems to providing support to coalitions of nonprofit community-based advocates in 11 counties across the state. Read the news release.