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?

The Center awards 2019 Leadership Development for Racial Equity grants

November 14, 2019

In partnership with The California Endowment and Sierra Health Foundation, The Center awarded $100,000 to support advocacy-related capacity building and leadership development activities for youth-focused nonprofit organizations led by people of color serving in Northern California and the San Joaquin Valley. Learn more

Youth and Community PopUps - November 15-16

November 13, 2019

The City of Sacramento has teamed up with The Center and community organizations to provide youth, families and city residents with fun, safe and community-building popup activities across Sacramento every Friday and Saturday throughout 2019. Activities range from roller skating and soccer to video game tournaments and dinner. Check out the flyer for this week's activities.

MAT Access Points Project request for qualifications

November 7, 2019

The Center has released a request for qualifications for consultants or consulting groups with the qualifications to document the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Access Points project and identify lessons learned. To implement the MAT Access Points project, The Center developed and deployed enhanced processes for several tasks related to financial management, communications with subcontractors and reporting functions, among others. The purpose of this project is to map the decisions made, describe factors that influenced decisions at key points, and provide a set of lessons and recommendations.