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New podcast focuses on People Power

March 6, 2018

Arvin Mayor Jose Gurrola, Jr. speaks with Sukaina Hussain, Community Organizer with Faith in the Valley in Fresno about how elected officials, community organizations and advocates can, should and do collaborate to bring about change. Learn more.


Public-private partnership to stimulate economic development in Oak Park community

February 28, 2018

The Sacramento City Council on Feb. 27 voted to invest $5 million in redevelopment funds for The Center at Sierra Health Foundation to purchase and rehabilitate two buildings in the Oak Park community. Read the news release.

San Joaquin Valley residents head to State Capitol for Equity on the Mall

February 8, 2018

More than 1,500 Valley residents are expected at Equity on the Mall in Sacramento today to call on their state leaders to support changes to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable children and families, and advance racial equity and social justice in the region. Learn more.

Elected leaders to join residents and advocates at Equity on the Mall at the State Capitol

February 1, 2018

More than 15 elected representatives are confirmed to address San Joaquin Valley residents, leaders and advocates at Equity on the Mall at the State Capitol on Feb. 8. Learn more. See the 2017 highlight video.

Partnerships - January 2018

January 31, 2018

Read the January issue of Partnerships for Chet P. Hewitt’s annual message, news about the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund’s upcoming Equity on the Mall event and other program updates.

Ellen Braff-Guajardo and Genoveva Islas join Sierra Health Foundation and The Center

January 31, 2018

We’re pleased to announce that Ellen Braff-Guajardo and Genoveva Islas have joined our team.


San Joaquin Valley Health Fund to host Equity on the Mall at the California State Capitol on Feb. 8

January 24, 2018

Equity on the Mall is an empowering day at the California State Capitol inspired by voices of leaders in the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund. The day will include a powerful program at the west steps of the Capitol with remarks by elected representatives and community leaders, music, spoken word and an equity platform on some of the most pressing issues impacting communities in the San Joaquin Valley.
Learn more.
See the 2017 Equity on the Mall highlight video.

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.

Partnerships - November 2017

November 29, 2017

Read the November issue of Partnerships for news about our most recent Speaker Series event, the launch of the Fresno Legal Defense Fund, the Black Child Legacy Campaign’s annual report and other program updates.

Cultiva La Salud partners with The Center

November 29, 2017

The Center recently became a fiscal sponsor for Cultiva La Salud, a Fresno-based organization that works to promote healthy eating and active living among low-income families. Cultiva’s efforts are focused in six communities in Fresno County including Kerman, Lowell, Parlier, Reedley, Sanger and West Fresno, as well as Ceres in Stanislaus County.


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