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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, racial equity and racial justice 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 about The Center.

What's New?

Funding available for Youth Substance Use Disorder Prevention Program: Innovation Track

November 22, 2021

With grants up to $750,000, this funding opportunity will support community-based organizations, Tribal organizations and county behavioral health agencies to pilot and evaluate innovative practices in youth-led activism, peer support and mentoring. Awarded partners will participate in an evaluation using appreciative inquiry. Applications are due by January 6 at 1 p.m. Access the request for applications on the Elevate Youth California website.

COVID-19 Vaccine Educational Forum for Parents and Guardians of Children 5 years and older

November 8, 2021

This educational forum on Nov. 16 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. will feature pediatricians from Kaiser Permanente and UC Davis Medical Center to provide parents and guardians with information and facts about the vaccine for children 5 years and older. Translation services will be available. Access the forum flyer for more information and the Zoom webinar link.

Chet P. Hewitt talks with The Observer about the Black Child Legacy Campaign

October 28, 2021

The Observer talked with Chet P. Hewitt, Sierra Health Foundation and The Center at Sierra Health Foundation president and CEO, about the impact the Black Child Legacy Campaign has had on the lives of Sacramento’s African American community. Read the article in The Observer.