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?

Funding Opportunity: Opioid Use Disorder Prevention and Education in Communities of Color

October 14, 2019

The Center has released a request for applications to fund Opioid Use Disorder Prevention and Education in Communities of Color through the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Access Points project. This funding opportunity aims to increase community understanding of substance use disorder (SUD), with a specific focus on opioid use disorder (OUD), and to create tangible links to MAT services and providers in communities throughout California.

Applications are due by October 31 at 1 p.m. PT.


San Joaquin Valley Health Fund Census 2020 Outreach Funding Opportunity

October 4, 2019

The Center will award grants to support nonprofit organizations engaging in outreach activities that seek to increase census participation among hard-to-count populations in the nine counties of the San Joaquin Valley: Kern, Kings, Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, San Joaquin and Tulare. Planning, preparation and SJVHF-sponsored training activities will take place December 2019 – January 2020, and strategic outreach efforts will begin by January 2020.


Youth and Community PopUps - October 4 and 5

October 2, 2019

The City of Sacramento has 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 and Saturday night through 2019. Activities range from roller skating and soccer to video game tournaments and dinner. Check out the flyer for this week's activities.