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Youth and Community Popups - April 12

April 12, 2019

The City of Sacramento and Comcast have teamed up with The Center and 21 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.

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.

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Access Points application due date extended to April 1

March 25, 2019

The Center last month announced the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Access Points funding opportunity. A total of $38 million is available and eligible organizations may apply for up to $50,000 per access site. The application due date has been extended to April 1 at 11:59 p.m. Learn more on the MAT Access Points web page.

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation is one of 10 regional organizations selected to administer Census 2020 outreach for hard-to-count communities

March 13, 2019

The California Complete Count – Census 2020 Office announced contracts with the 10 regional administrative community-based organizations it will fund to ensure an accurate tally of all Californians in the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2020 Census.

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San Joaquin Valley Census Research Project publishesTroubled Reflections report

March 8, 2019

This third of six reports from the San Joaquin Valley Census Research Project focuses on answers to eight specific questions about willingness to answer census questions. The researchers explored how attitudes shape the decision-making of respondents and drive their evolving thinking about census participation. Learn more and download the reports.

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San Joaquin Valley Health Fund releases 2019 Policy Platform

March 6, 2019

Today the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund released its 2019 I.H.H.E.E.L. Policy Platform on Immigration, Health, Housing, Education, Environmental Justice, and Land Use and Planning at the Equity on the Mall event at the California State Capitol. Learn more

Kings and Queens Rise: A Forum for Justice and Healing

March 5, 2019

The Sacramento Kings and the Build.Black. Coalition will host this forum today, March 5, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the South Sacramento Christian Center, with appearances by Sacramento Kings Players, live music, poetry, healing workshops and food trucks. This will be an opportunity for youth, families and the community as a whole to come together to heal and to help lead real transformation in Sacramento. See the flyer.

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Partnerships - February 2019

February 28, 2019

Read the February issue of Partnerships for information about Medication Assisted Treatment Access Points funding, the Positive Youth Justice Initiative interim evaluation report, highlights from the MBK Rising! event and more.

San Joaquin Valley Health Fund highlighted in Foundation Review article on community-first funder collaboratives

February 25, 2019

This article, Equity for All: Building the Infrastructure for Change Through Community-First Funder Collaboratives, in the latest issue of The Foundation Review describes Sierra Health Foundation’s experience partnering with San Joaquin Valley communities and state and national funders to establish the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund and draws on the findings of a study of the model conducted by Harder+Company Community Research.

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. Visit the MAT Access Points web site to 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.

 

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