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Partnerships - August 2021

August 31, 2021

Read the August issue of Partnerships for funding updates and news about the Asthma Mitigation Project, Elevate Youth California, Sacramento County COVID-19 Collaborative and community partnerships, and find out what we’re following.

Vaccine Influencer training: Building COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence in Sacramento Communities

August 31, 2021

This training on Sept. 1 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. will provide Sacramento community members with the information they need to have important conversations about COVID-19 vaccines. Together we can empower ourselves, our families and our communities! Access the training flyer for more information and the Zoom link.

THE CONVERSATION answers important questions about COVID-19 vaccinations for children

August 27, 2021

Pediatricians provide credible information about vaccinating children in the latest installment of The Conversation / LA CONVERSACION, Kaiser Family Foundation's public information response to COVID-19. Sierra Health Foundation is among the funders supporting this important video series. Learn more on the Kaiser Family Foundation web site.

Vaccine Influencer training: Building COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence in the African American Community

August 17, 2021

This training on August 18 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. will provide Sacramento community members with the information they need to have important conversations about COVID-19 vaccines. Together we can empower ourselves, our families and our communities! Access the training flyer for more information and the Zoom link.

Funding available for Youth Substance Use Disorder Prevention: Standard Track

August 13, 2021

With grants up to $1 million over three years, this funding opportunity will support community-based organizations and Tribal organizations throughout California that focus on youth activism, support youth and young adults through mentoring and/or peer-to-peer support to educate communities, change social norms around substance use, and prevent harms and risks associated with substance use. Applications are due by September 27 at 1 p.m. PT.

Access the request for applications for full details and application instructions on the Elevate Youth California website.

Elevate Youth California network expands with new Capacity Building Cohort

August 11, 2021

Congratulations to 18 Elevate Youth California community partners that will join the new Capacity Building Cohort! With a total of $5 million in funding, the awarded grassroots community-based organizations and Tribal organizations will implement innovative projects for substance use disorder prevention, with a focus on youth social justice, peer support and mentoring in low-income communities of color, including Tribal communities and LGBTQ communities. Learn about the new partners and their projects on the Elevate Youth California website.

Liv O'Keeffe joins Sierra Health Foundation and The Center as Director of Communications

July 29, 2021

We are pleased to introduce Liv O’Keeffe, who recently joined our team to serve as Director of Communications. As a member of the senior management team, Liv will oversee communications and our Conference and Education Center, and will advance policy for Sierra Health Foundation and The Center.

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Sergio Cuellar transitions from California Funders for Boys and Men of Color to San Joaquin Valley Health Fund

July 29, 2021

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Sergio Cuellar to Senior Program Officer. Sergio joined Sierra Health Foundation in fall 2017 to manage the California Funders for Boys and Men of Color portfolio, leading the network to align investments and philanthropic leadership to address barriers to opportunity for boys and men of color. Sergio has done an incredible job the past four years of guiding the network and strengthening its impact.

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Partnerships - July 2021

July 29, 2021

Read the July issue of Partnerships for staff news, program updates for the Medication Assisted Treatment Access Points Project and the California COVID-19 Community Health Project, access a video highlighting a Tulare County community partner and our Vaccine Equity Campaign, and find out what we’re following.

Door-to-door vaccine equity campaign reaches the most vulnerable in Tulare County

July 23, 2021

A new video from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and Freethink highlights Tulare – CAPS as an important partner of the Vaccine Equity Campaign, an effort of the State of California and The Center. This video featuring Tulare – CAPS volunteers and Chet P. Hewitt, president and CEO of Sierra Health Foundation and The Center, is one in a series of videos focused on the impacts of Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s COVID-19 response funding, including the Vaccine Equity Campaign. Access this inspiring video on YouTube.

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Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act – Telehealth Expansion Project funding opportunity

July 1, 2021

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is using available federal grant funding for a Telehealth Expansion project throughout California. Funding is available for eligible organizations to develop, enhance and/or expand their facility’s telehealth infrastructure. Applications are due by August 1 at 11:59 p.m. Access application materials on the MAT Access Points Project web site.

Partnerships - June 2021

June 30, 2021

Read the June issue of Partnerships to read our blog on racial justice and equity, learn about our partnership at Sacramento’s Juneteenth Festival and the 2021 Innovations for Children Award, and find program updates for the Positive Youth Justice Initiative, the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund, Community Economic Development and more!

 

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