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Partnerships - October 2020

October 29, 2020

Read the October issue of Partnerships for news about funding opportunities, program updates for Elevate Youth California, the Medi-Cal Health Navigator Project and the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund, as well as job openings, Census 2020 updates and more.

Funding Opportunity: Trauma-Informed Wellness Program for the African American/Black Community in Sacramento County

October 26, 2020

In partnership with the Sacramento County Division of Behavioral Health Services, The Center will award funding for eligible community-based agencies — including nonprofits, for-profits and public-private partnerships — to provide trauma-informed community outreach and engagement and support services that address mental health and wellness of the African American/Black community. Successful applicants will demonstrate understanding of community members’ experience of trauma, racial discrimination, and mental health or behavioral health issues.

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Sacramento County COVID-19 financial assistance available

October 23, 2020

The Sacramento County COVID-19 Collaborative partners are working with vulnerable individuals and families. Access the Financial Assistance Application.

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Learn about the Sacramento County COVID-19 Collaborative.

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Kaying Hang promoted to Senior Vice President

September 30, 2020

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Kaying Hang to Senior Vice President of Programs and Partnerships.

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Shamus Roller to bring housing, equity expertise to Board of Directors

September 30, 2020

We are excited to welcome Shamus Roller to the Board of Directors of Sierra Health Foundation and The Center at Sierra Health Foundation.

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Partnerships - September 2020

September 30, 2020

Read the September issue of Partnerships for news about COVID-19 response for our communities, the appointment of Shamus Roller to the Board of Directors, Kaying Hang’s promotion to Senior Vice President, program updates and Census 2020 updates.

Phase two of statewide COVID-19 Public Awareness Campaign launches in California

September 22, 2020

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation, in partnership with the State of California, today announced the launch of the second phase of Your Actions Save Lives, a large-scale public awareness campaign focused on the needs of communities experiencing disproportionate impacts of COVID-19. Access the news release.

1300 Campaign launches

September 18, 2020

The 1300 Campaign is an initiative of The Center at Sierra Health Foundation and the My Brother’s Keeper Sacramento Education Strategy Committee. The campaign is working with local, regional and statewide partners to develop, advance and establish deep-rooted change to send 1,300 additional young men of color to California State University, Sacramento and University of California, Davis by 2025. Learn more on the 1300 Campaign web site.

Elevate Youth California Round 2 funding opportunity is available

September 2, 2020

We are pleased to announce a second round of Elevate Youth California funding. Grants up to $1 million over three years will support prevention of youth substance use.

Visit the Elevate Youth California web page to access the request for applications for full details, application instructions and review webinar information. Applications are due on Oct. 2 at 1 p.m.

Reimagining Juvenile Detention Facilities in California Can Heal Our Youth

August 31, 2020

By Dr. Robert K. Ross, President and CEO of The California Endowment, and Chet P. Hewitt, President and CEO of The Center at Sierra Health Foundation and a founding member of the California Funders for Boys and Men of Color

After generations of warehousing young people in failed detention facilities more suited to punishment than rehabilitation, we now have an opportunity to change the narrative with a system that sees young people for their potential, not the worst mistakes that they’ve made. We cannot let California’s opportunity to realign the Division of Juvenile Justice (“DJJ”) be wasted by doing the same old thing, only at the local level.

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Partnerships - August 2020

August 31, 2020

Read the August issue of Partnerships for news about the Sacramento County COVID-19 Collaborative, new staff and job openings, and updates on the Asthma Mitigation Project, Elevate Youth California and our COVID-19 response funds, as well as information about the Division of Juvenile Justice closure.

Sacramento County COVID-19 Collaborative launches

August 20, 2020

The Sacramento County COVID-19 Collaborative has launched to support community members and business owners with up-to-date information, guidelines and resources to stay informed and to stay healthy. Trained Business Navigators, Contact Tracers and Resource Coordinators work in neighborhoods that are experiencing the worst impacts of COVID-19. The Collab is a community partnership supported by the Sacramento County Division of Public Health, The Center at Sierra Health Foundation, and multi-ethnic community-based organizations located in Sacramento County. Learn more.

 

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