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 and racial equity 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?

Youth and community members to build peace and unity at June 27 gun violence awareness rally

June 26, 2019

The Black Child Legacy Campaign will gather 1,200 youth and community leaders at Cesar Chavez Park in Sacramento from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to raise awareness about gun violence, create strategies and policies to combat gun violence, and learn how to build safe spaces for young people together. Activities will include a youth-led Harambee, youth spoken word artists, photos and autographs with Sacramento Kings players, a moment of silence and guest speakers who have been impacted by gun violence. Learn more.

Youth and Community Popups - June 21

June 21, 2019

The City of Sacramento and Comcast have teamed up with The Center and 22 community organizations to provide youth, families and city residents with fun, safe and community-building popup activities across Sacramento every Friday night through June. Activities range from roller skating and soccer to video game tournaments and dinner. Check out the flyer for this week's activities here.

$16.4 million awarded to support Medication Assisted Treatment projects across California

June 21, 2019

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation announced more than $16.4 million awarded to 120 organizations at more than 270 sites throughout California through the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Access Points Project. This funding will ensure that the delivery of MAT facilitates positive treatment outcomes, safe management of care transitions and long-term recovery for people with opioid and other substance use disorders.