Our future depends on the actions we take today. Reducing health disparities in Northern California begins with a strong vision.

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.

What's New?

Elevate Youth California funding opportunity: Supporting Capacity Building for Community Organizations

May 14, 2021

With grants up to $300,000 over two years, this funding opportunity will strengthen the capacity of emerging grassroots community-based organizations and Tribal organizations throughout California to use innovative programs/practices for substance use disorder prevention. Applications are due by June 23 at 1 p.m.

Access the Request for Applications for a full funding overview and information about webinars and office hour opportunities.

Northern California and Central Valley Recovery Housing funding opportunity

May 12, 2021

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is using available federal grant funding for the Recovery Housing Expansion Program in California’s northern counties and the Central Valley. Applications are due by June 9 at 1 p.m. The Center at Sierra Health Foundation will assist DHCS with the administration of these funds through the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Access Points Project. Learn more on the MAT Access Points Project web site.

Harrison and Brittany Barnes donate $10,000 to support Sacramento youth with Goalsetter financial literacy education and savings accounts

May 7, 2021

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation, Build.Black. and Black Child Legacy Campaign have partnered with Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes and his family to help expand financial literacy for youth aged 5 to 18 while addressing wealth and opportunity gaps in communities of color.