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 Popups - May 24 and 25

May 23, 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.

Census article looks at risk of undercounting immigrant residents in California

May 9, 2019

According to a recently published article by Capital & Main, the risk of leaving residents uncounted in the 2020 Census is already high in states with sizable immigrant populations, but with citizenship questions on the census, any hopes of accuracy will likely be dashed — particularly in California, where the immigrant population is nearly twice the national average and Latinos represent 34 percent of the adult population. Read Census Citizenship Questions Threaten California

Access the San Joaquin Valley Census Research Project reports, which are referenced in the article.

The Center supports Youth Reinvestment Day

May 6, 2019

At today’s Youth Reinvestment Day at the California State Capitol, The Center joined community advocates, tribal leaders, elected officials, youth and the Youth Reinvestment Coalition in support of the Youth Reinvestment Fund, California’s dedicated fund focused on youth diversion to address trauma and rates of arrest and detention that disproportionately impact youth of color, youth with disabilities, LGBTQ and Indigenous and Native American youth.