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Chet P. Hewitt joins California Influencers series

June 4, 2018

This election year, The Sacramento Bee and other McClatchy newspapers in California have assembled a panel of 60 influential Californians – including Sierra Health Foundation President and CEO Chet P. Hewitt – who will offer their views in a weekly conversation. Learn more.

Partnerships - May 2018

May 31, 2018

Read the May issue of Partnerships to learn about the recent Health Leadership Program graduation, our Speaker Series and other events, the premiere of Black Child Legacy Campaign poetic service announcements, employment opportunities, resources and more.

Black Child Legacy Campaign premieres poetic service announcements

May 31, 2018

In partnership with Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS), the Black Child Legacy Campaign released poetic service announcements (PSAs) featuring youth spoken word poets calling for an end to community violence. On May 30, the Black Child Legacy Campaign and SAYS hosted a community launch of the PSAs at the Crocker Art Museum, followed by a panel discussion on youth violence prevention strategies. The PSAs are available on YouTube.

Partnerships - April 2018

April 30, 2018

Read the April issue of Partnerships to learn about the Leadership Development for Racial Equity funding opportunity, recent investments through the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund and other program updates.

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.


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