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?

San Joaquin Valley Health Fund Round 4 awards announced today

April 26, 2018

The Center awarded more than $975,000 to 58 organizations in the San Joaquin Valley working on policy and systems change to improve health.

See a list of organizations that received funding in Round 4, as well as through the Cluster Grant funding opportunity.

Read the news release.

Diane Littlefield to retire from Sierra Health Foundation after 10 years of service

April 5, 2018

Diane Littlefield’s last day in her current role of Vice President of Programs and Partnerships for Sierra Health Foundation and The Center will be April 30 and her last day will be June 30. In the interim, she will be assisting in the transitions taking place at the foundation and The Center.


Leadership Development for Racial Equity funding available to support youth-focused policy and systems change

April 5, 2018

In partnership with The California Endowment and Sierra Health Foundation, The Center will award a total of $100,000 to support advocacy-related capacity building and leadership development activities in Northern California and the San Joaquin Valley. Funding is open to youth-focused organizations led by people of color working to eliminate health disparities, with an interest in increasing their organizational capacity to address issues of racial equity.

Applications are due by May 14 at 1 p.m.

Learn more on the Leadership Development for Racial Equity web page.