The San Joaquin Valley Health Fund strengthens the capacity of communities and organizations in the San Joaquin Valley to improve health and well-being by advancing programs and policy changes that promote community health and health equity for all.
The Center will award San Joaquin Valley Health Fund grants up to $20,000 to networks and organizations located and working in any of the nine counties of Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tulare. We are particularly interested in funding policy and systems change efforts designed to improve outcomes for populations that are disproportionately experiencing poor health.
Proposals are due by November 30, 2017, at 1 p.m.
See the letter to SJVHF partners regarding the rescinding of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
Stockton Mayor Michael D. Tubbs and The Center at Sierra Health Foundation co-hosted this inaugural conference in Stockton on Oct. 12.
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San Joaquin Valley residents and advocates joined state leaders at Equity on the Mall at the State Capitol in February 2017 to raise their voices for a golden state for all. Learn more. Check back for Equity on the Mall 2018 updates!
See the Policy Platform created by San Joaquin Valley Health Fund partners.
Nearly $3 million awarded in the San Joaquin Valley in Round 3 and Cluster Grant funding. Read the news release
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This report looks at the racial and health inequities in Kern County, as well as the power of community organizing for policy and systems change.
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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.
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Report Briefing video
This report provides a review of inequities faced by San Joaquin Valley residents. Sierra Health Foundation commissioned the study, which was conducted by the UC Davis Center for Regional Change, as a resource and to inform our work through The Center.
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The San Joaquin Valley Health Fund is managed by The Center with funding from Sierra Health Foundation, The California Endowment, Rosenberg Foundation, The California Wellness Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Blue Shield of California Foundation, Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, Dignity Health, Tides, Hellman Foundation and The James Irvine Foundation.
This convening launched Round 3, with more than 100 San Joaquin Valley Health Fund partners from 69 funded organizations. Participants networked and found partnership opportunities, and developed S.M.A.R.T. Goals for 11 policy areas.
More than 1,000 residents and advocates from the San Joaquin Valley joined state leaders at the California State Capitol to raise their voices for a “golden state for all” during the Equity on the Mall event. Learn more.
Grantee partners met at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center to identify priorities for collective action in the areas of education, equitable land use planning, healthy food, healthy living environments and immigration.
San Joaquin Valley Health Fund grantee partners joined Sierra Health Foundation, the California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus, the California Legislative Black Caucus and the California Latino Legislative Caucus at the State Capitol for a policy briefing on Tackling Inequities in the San Joaquin Valley.
Grantee partners met at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center for a discussion on Achieving Civic Engagement in the San Joaquin Valley.
San Joaquin Valley community leaders from 30 nonprofit organizations in eight counties came together in Fresno for their first learning and networking opportunity.