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Partnerships - May 2020

May 28, 2020

Read the May issue of Partnerships for updates on our COVID-19 response funds and the COVID-19 and Communities of Color webinar series, learn about the current Medication Assisted Treatment Access Points Project media campaign, get Census 2020 updates and find out what we’re following.

Youth and Community Virtual PopUps - May 22, 23 and 27

May 22, 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.

Response, Recovery and Sustainability: May 2020 Update

May 15, 2020

Our COVID-19 update includes a message from Chet P. Hewitt, as well as news about our three regional response funds, which now total $5.25 million, and resources.

San Joaquin Valley Census Week of Action launches with virtual press conference

May 12, 2020

Partners and advocates committed to the San Joaquin Valley and beyond joined in conversation today during a virtual press conference to highlight census participation, including a week of virtual outreach activities taking place this week across the valley.

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Partnerships - April 2020

April 30, 2020

Read the April issue of Partnerships for updates on our COVID-19 response funds and how they are making impacts for our communities, learn about the Black Child Legacy Campaign’s community response efforts, get Census 2020 updates and read our statement on COVID-19 and racial inequities.

SAMHSA COVID-19 Funding Opportunity for Los Angeles County and Santa Clara County

April 23, 2020

The California Department of Health Care Services is applying for a $2 million Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant to support COVID-19 response activities for organizations providing direct mental health and/or substance use disorder treatment services in Los Angeles County and Santa Clara County.

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Let’s get the valley counted; participate in Census 2020

April 10, 2020

The Bakersfield Californian published this opinion article by Dolores Huerta, founder and president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, and Chet P. Hewitt, president and CEO of Sierra Health Foundation and The Center, about the need for every Californian to be counted in the census.

Sierra Health Foundation, The Center and partners launch COVID-19 response funds in Northern California, Sacramento, San Joaquin Valley

March 28, 2020

We call on private and philanthropic contributors to support nonprofit organizations, small businesses and vulnerable populations through the Donate4Sacramento Regional Response Fund, the Northern California COVID-19 Response Fund and the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund COVID-19 Response Cluster.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources

March 27, 2020

We are posting web links, funding opportunities, informational materials and articles. We encourage our partners and community members to access these resources and share them widely.

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Donate4Sacramento and Donate4SJV

March 25, 2020

We call on community members in the Sacramento Region and the San Joaquin Valley and beyond to support the Donate4Sacramento COVID-19 Regional Response Fund and the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund COVID-19 Response Cluster.

Donate4Sacramento COVID-19 Regional Response Fund

March 23, 2020

Public, private, labor and nonprofit leaders throughout the Sacramento region have joined forces to raise both awareness of what we as a community are confronting and resources that will be dedicated to help vulnerable populations and small businesses. Learn more and donate now!

An update from Sierra Health Foundation and The Center

March 19, 2020

In order to reduce risk of exposure to COVID-19, the foundation and Center offices closed starting March 18 and will remain closed until further notice. Staff members are working remotely and our operations and programs are continuing. Feel free to reach out to your program officer if you have questions.

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