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1,000 gather at State Capitol for Equity on the Mall

February 9, 2017

San Joaquin Valley residents and advocates joined state leaders at the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund’s Equity on the Mall to raise their voices for a golden state for all. Learn more.

Report: California’s San Joaquin Valley: A Region and Its Children Under Stress

February 9, 2017

This report documents racial and health inequities and the effects they have on the lives and life chances of families raising children in the San Joaquin Valley.
Download the report
See the Report Briefing video from the State Capitol

Partnerships - January 2017

January 31, 2017

Read the January issue of Partnerships for Chet Hewitt’s annual message and news from the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund, the Black Child Legacy Campaign, the Sacramento Metro Chamber Awards and our new #PeoplePursuing campaign.

Progress on the Path to Equity in the San Joaquin Valley

January 25, 2017

Smart Growth California today published a blog by Sierra Health Foundation President and CEO Chet P. Hewitt, who encourages state leaders to focus on transformative change in the San Joaquin Valley. Read the blog.

Partnerships - December 2016

December 20, 2016

Read the December issue of Partnerships for resources and news from the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund, Steering Committee on Reduction of African American Child Deaths and the Men of Honor Community Tribute.

San Joaquin Valley Health Fund grant opportunity announced

December 15, 2016

The Center today released a request for proposals for the Healthy Communities Cluster funding opportunity for Racial Equity and Community Mobilization to Improve Health and Well-Being of Children in the San Joaquin Valley. Learn more on the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund web page.

The new Black Child Legacy Campaign raises visibility

December 15, 2016

The new Black Child Legacy Campaign is raising visibility and strengthening collective impact efforts. Year 1 implementation has been successful in establishing the infrastructure to reduce African American child deaths in Sacramento County. Learn more in the annual report and read about this work in the Sacramento News & Review.

San Joaquin Valley Health Fund Round 3 Update

December 2, 2016

Due to the launch of a new system and technical issues on our part, some applicants could not complete the application process for San Joaquin Valley Health Fund Round 3. The due date has been extended to Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. Learn more.

Partnerships - November 2016

November 30, 2016

Read the November issue of Partnerships for resources and news from the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund, Steering Committee on Reduction of African American Child Deaths, Positive Youth Justice Initiative and California Executives’ Alliance.

The Sacramento Observer: RAACD Provides Community Impact Report

November 30, 2016

The Sacramento Observer reported on the Steering Committee on Reduction of African American Child Deaths and its annual report to the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors and Sacramento First 5 Commission. Read the article.

The Sacramento Bee reports: The seven leaders who are putting the focus on Sacramento’s black children

November 23, 2016

The Sacramento Bee today reported on leaders in seven neighborhoods who are working to reduce the number of African American child deaths in Sacramento County. Read the article.

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Comstock magazine reports: Simple, Life-Saving Idea Catches On

November 21, 2016

Comstock’s magazine today reported on efforts of the Steering Committee on Reduction of African American Child Deaths, a community-driven group working to reduce deaths among African American children in Sacramento County. Read the article.

 

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