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COVID-19 Public Awareness Campaign - Request for Proposals Due August 13

July 30, 2020

We are pleased to announce the release of a request for proposals for a statewide, COVID-19 public awareness campaign that will engage deeply with impacted communities about how to stay safe, do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19, and access resources available to them. To learn more, review the full RFP and view the Frequently Asked Questions document.

Partnerships - July 2020

July 28, 2020

Read the July issue of Partnerships for updates on our COVID-19 response funds, meet new San Joaquin Valley Health Fund Program Officer Chris Cambises, learn about our Project Controller job opening and get program updates, including the new See Her Bloom campaign supported through the Medication Assisted Treatment Access Points Project.

Philanthropic organizations stand together for a just and inclusive California

July 13, 2020

We need bold steps to ensure a future based on economic inclusion, racial equity and compassionate humanity. With more than 30 fellow philanthropic organizations, Sierra Health Foundation is standing together for a just and inclusive California. Read the open letter.

Partnerships - June 2020

June 30, 2020

Read the June issue of Partnerships for updates on our COVID-19 response funds and partners making an impact, learn about the new Behavioral Health Telehealth funding opportunity and recent grant awards, get Census 2020 updates and find out what we’re following.

Behavioral Health Telehealth funding opportunity

June 29, 2020

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is utilizing federal grant funding to support organizations to develop, enhance and/or expand their facility’s telehealth infrastructure to address the needs of individuals with substance use disorder and/or mental health disorders. The Center at Sierra Health Foundation will assist DHCS with the administration of the funds.


Build.Black. Stands with Sacramento's Measure U Community Advisory Committee

June 26, 2020

The Build.Black. Coalition has met with Measure U Community Advisory Committee member leadership to review data and discuss shared priorities. Following this conversation, we place our full support behind the Committee’s demand to the city to return $45.7 million to the Committee to fund its recommendations for direct investment in Sacramento’s most under-resourced communities.


Youth and Community Virtual PopUps - June 25-27

June 25, 2020

The City of Sacramento has teamed up with The Center and community organizations to provide youth and families with fun, safe and community-building popup activities. Check out the flyer for this week’s virtual activities.

Change and investment are needed now

June 17, 2020

Build.Black. has taken notice of Mayor Steinberg’s desire to make police reform a priority and believes the effort does not go far enough. To that end, we look forward to helping our City shape a much deeper commitment to radically transforming our systems of public safety and policymaking through a process that is transparent and accountable to community voices.


Our justice system is failing our youth; California must reshape and redefine its approach

June 12, 2020

Chet P. Hewitt, president and CEO of The Center at Sierra Health Foundation, and Shane Murphy Goldsmith, president and CEO of Liberty Hill Foundation, wrote this commentary for CalMatters in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s call to close California’s youth prison system. Read the commentary.

Essay: There is no justice for black communities, with the pandemic and police violence

June 5, 2020

Kindra Montgomery-Block, the Black Child Legacy Campaign lead and Associate Director for Community and Economic Development at Sierra Health Foundation and The Center at Sierra Health Foundation, wrote this powerful essay for the Sacramento News & Review.

A shared vision for California and our nation

June 4, 2020

We are in an extraordinarily difficult moment. The public murder of George Floyd has catalyzed = advocates whose protests and direct actions have brought the world’s rapt attention to issues of police violence, disinvestment and policy injustice in Black communities.


Letter to Sacramento elected leaders urges investment in violence prevention

June 3, 2020

The Black Child Legacy Campaign and community partners submitted a letter to Mayor Darrell Steinberg and City Council members urging all city and county elected leaders to increase their investment in violence prevention by committing $2 million to expand effective gun violence prevention, intervention and interruption strategies with CARES Act funding. Read the letter.


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