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?

Medication Assisted Treatment Access Points funding to support prevention, treatment and recovery service activities for people with opioid-use disorders

February 20, 2019

Today we announced the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Access Points funding opportunity. The aim of this funding is to support MAT start-up activities and/or MAT enhancement efforts in at least 200 MAT Access Points throughout California, with the goal of increasing the number of patients with substance-use disorders treated with medications, counseling and other recovery services. Learn more and access the request for applications.

San Joaquin Valley census research reports reveal serious consequences of adding the citizenship question to Census 2020

February 4, 2019

Survey results from San Joaquin Valley demographic experts show that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census would be likely to have a major impact in suppressing census response among San Joaquin Valley Latino immigrants and their social networks, who make up one-third of the region’s total population. Learn about the San Joaquin Valley Census Research Project and download the reports.

Partnerships - January 2019

January 31, 2019

Read the January issue of Partnerships for information about the Responsive Grants Program funding opportunity, Equity on the Mall 2019, San Joaquin Valley census research reports, the Black Child Legacy Campaign’s just-released Community Indicator Report and more.