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Youth and community members to build peace and unity at June 27 gun violence awareness rally

June 26, 2019

The Black Child Legacy Campaign will gather 1,200 youth and community leaders at Cesar Chavez Park in Sacramento from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to raise awareness about gun violence, create strategies and policies to combat gun violence, and learn how to build safe spaces for young people together. Activities will include a youth-led Harambee, youth spoken word artists, photos and autographs with Sacramento Kings players, a moment of silence and guest speakers who have been impacted by gun violence. Learn more.

Youth and Community Popups - June 21

June 21, 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.

$16.4 million awarded to support Medication Assisted Treatment projects across California

June 21, 2019

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation announced more than $16.4 million awarded to 120 organizations at more than 270 sites throughout California through the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Access Points Project. This funding will ensure that the delivery of MAT facilitates positive treatment outcomes, safe management of care transitions and long-term recovery for people with opioid and other substance use disorders.


New York Times article: The Supreme Court Should Take a Field Trip to California

June 18, 2019

Sierra Health Foundation Senior Program Officer Cindy Quezada was featured in this June 15 New York Times article about her work to inform immigrants in the San Joaquin Valley about Census 2020. Through focus groups and one-on-one conversations, she is building on her research with the San Joaquin Valley Census Research Project to help community groups create strategies for reaching hard-to-count people.

What exactly is inclusive economic development?

June 12, 2019

As Sacramento leadership finalizes a 2019–2020 budget that includes support of inclusive economic development, some are left wondering: What exactly is inclusive economic development? We created this short animated video in partnership with local entrepreneur and artist Art & Soul to help those across the city understand the wealth, health and opportunity gaps that exist in our neighborhoods and how we can close them together through investment in inclusive community economic development.

Partnerships - May 2019

May 30, 2019

Read the May issue of Partnerships for staff updates, information about the Health Leadership Program, Community and Youth Pop Up events, the Build.Black. Coalition and more.

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.


Build.Black. Awards and Innovation Competition Deadline is May 8

May 3, 2019

The Build.Black. Coalition is calling on Sacramento entrepreneurs and Black-owned businesses to submit pitches for innovative projects that connect to the coalition's four guiding pillars: uplifting Black voices, health equity and access, justice and policing in Black communities, and investment in Black neighborhoods and businesses. Applications are due May 8 at 1 PM. Three awards totaling $30,000 will be made following the Awards and Innovation pitch event on May 17. Applications are available at www.buildblack.org.

Partnerships - April 2019

April 29, 2019

Read the April issue of Partnerships for staff updates, information about Medication Assisted Treatment Access Points funding, recent San Joaquin Valley Health Fund awards and an update about our census work in the San Joaquin Valley, a recap of the Giving Love to Our Rising Youth conference, a new Talk Boldly podcast episode and more.

Talk Boldly: Census 2020: Community Narrative and Power in California

April 26, 2019

Our recent Talk Boldly podcast episode features census researchers Cindy Quezada of Central Valley Immigrant Integration Collaborative and Ed Kissam of WK Family Fund, who discuss the importance of a fair and complete census count in 2020.


Partnerships - March 2019

March 28, 2019

Read the March issue of Partnerships for information about Medication Assisted Treatment Access Points funding, an update on the Health Leadership Program, a report on the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund’s Equity on the Mall event and more.


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