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?

Talk Boldly podcast series launches

January 15, 2018

The first episode in our new Talk Boldly podcast series is titled Civic Engagement (January 15, 2018), featuring Dr. Clarence B. Jones, noted lawyer, author, professor and civil rights activist speaking with Ray Green of Sacramento’s Roberts Family Development Center.


Happy Holidays!

December 20, 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, we sincerely thank all of our many partners for your commitment to promote health and racial equity and improve community health. We wish you a very happy holiday season.
Our offices will be closed December 22 through January 1.

Immigrants threatened by deportation get first Fresno Legal Defense Fund

December 18, 2017

Chet P. Hewitt, President and CEO of Sierra Health Foundation and The Center wrote an op-ed for The Fresno Bee about the newly established Fresno Legal Defense Fund. The fund is supported by Wells Fargo, the Latino Community Foundation and Sierra Health Foundation. The Center at Sierra Health Foundation will serve as its fiscal sponsor.