Promoting health, racial equity and racial justice throughout California

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation brings people, ideas and infrastructure together to create a collective impact.

Every person in California should be able to live a healthy life. That is the vision we stand by and the journey we are committed to.

Sierra Health Foundation

Sierra Health Foundation created The Center at a time when nonprofits and public agencies throughout California faced diminishing resources and rapidly increasing needs. As the gap between funding and solutions continued to increase, we realized that a new and innovative approach was required to address the need.

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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.

Our Programs and Initiatives

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation promotes health, racial equity and racial justice with local, state and national partners throughout the state.

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Knowledge Center

We are committed to learning from our partners and then sharing and using that knowledge to inform decisions and to accelerate change.

  • Evaluation and Learning
  • Partnerships newsletter
  • Publications
  • Speaker Series

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Recent News

Equity on the Mall 2023 is set for April 26

March 21, 2023

The San Joaquin Valley Health Fund’s annual Equity on the Mall event returns to the California State Capitol this year! Now in its eighth year, the event brings together community leaders, residents and statewide partners to hold policymakers accountable to advancing the health and equity of all San Joaquin Valley residents. Learn more and register to participate on the Equity on the Mall page.

Chet P. Hewitt honored as Most Admired CEO

March 21, 2023

The Sacramento Business Journal honored Chet P. Hewitt as one of the region's Most Admired CEOs in the nonprofit category. Chet serves as President and CEO of Sierra Health Foundation and CEO of The Center. Each year, the publication honors outstanding chief executives in the Sacramento metropolitan area leading for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

Photo: Chet with Kaying Hang, President of The Center and Senior Vice President of Programs and Partnerships for Sierra Health Foundation.

Application due date extended for Tribal and Urban Indian substance use prevention, treatment and recovery funding opportunities

March 6, 2023

The California Department of Health Care Services, in partnership with The Center at Sierra Health Foundation, last month announced two separate grant opportunities: California Native Medications for Addiction Treatment Network for Healing and Recovery, and California Tribal and Urban Indian Community-Defined Best Practices.

The application due date for both funding opportunities has been extended to March 20 at 1 p.m.

Access application materials on the MAT Access Points Project website (