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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.

MBK Sacramento Guide to Action released

April 2, 2018

This guide identifies steps toward improving opportunities for boys and men of color in Sacramento, and highlights policy and systems reform opportunities within four impact areas: Healthy Development, Education, Workforce Development and Justice Systems.

Download the guide.
Read the news release.
See a report on KCRA-3.
Learn more on the MBK Sacramento web page.


March 30, 2018

Another life ended far too soon. In the wake of the heartbreaking and needless shooting of Stephon Clark, we stand with the Sacramento community and the nation — horrified and saddened, but resolved to strengthen our work to stop the violence and the tragic, unacceptable loss of young Black lives.


Partnerships - March 2018

March 29, 2018

Read the March issue of Partnerships for Sierra Health Foundation’s statement titled Change.Now., as well as a new Talk Boldy podcast, the new Development Minute video series, and program updates.

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.



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