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 - July 19

July 18, 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 2019. Activities range from roller skating and soccer to video game tournaments and dinner. Check out the flyer for this week's activities here.

Census 2020 will move forward with no citizenship question

July 2, 2019

For more than a year, we have been speaking with communities, partners and allies across the state about Census 2020. In no uncertain terms, they have shared their fears of participation in a census with a citizenship question, the inclusion of which was intended to terrorize, undercount, underrepresent and underfund Latinx and other immigrant communities and people of color.

We are thrilled with today’s announcement that the 2020 census will be printed without the citizenship question, because it will ensure all Californians feel safer as they participate in this important civic ritual of affirmation.

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Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color

July 1, 2019

Today we’re joining advocates and youth from across California for a Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color informational hearing at the State Capitol in Sacramento. Discussion topics include a review of the past 10 years of organizing and advocacy, and envisioning the next 10 years of action and support, including comments from Chet P. Hewitt, president and CEO of The Center at Sierra Health Foundation.