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COVID-19 Mitigation Project funding available

January 13, 2022

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation and the State of California’s Department of Health Care Services are pleased to announce the COVID-19 Mitigation Project funding opportunity. The project is designed to prevent, prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and ensure the continuity of services to support individuals connected to the behavioral health system. The application due date is Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. Access the request for applications for more details and application instructions.

It’s National Mentoring Month!

January 6, 2022

Join us and our mentoring partners in elevating the power of relationships by highlighting the benefits of mentoring, discussing best practices for supporting young people and sharing inspiring stories. Visit Mentoring.org and learn about the My Brother’s Keeper Sacramento Collaborative Mentoring Program.

Happy Holidays!

December 23, 2021

We wish all of our partners happiness and good health this holiday season and in the new year.

Our offices will be closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 2.

Let’s do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 this holiday season

December 20, 2021

Our partners at the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) have shared some important tips to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 this holiday season. Visit the CDPH website to access the tips as well as fact sheets, social media messaging and images to share.

Partnerships - December 2021

December 16, 2021

Read the December issue of Partnerships for our holiday message to partners.

Partnerships - November 2021

November 29, 2021

Read the November issue of Partnerships for staff updates, employment opportunities, news about Elevate Youth California and the Del Paso Heights Sports Complex, and topics we’re following, including land acknowledgements and the Family Urgent Response System.

Community opens Del Paso Heights Sports Complex

November 29, 2021

This Sacramento economic development project is transforming an aging park and vacant lot into four futsal courts and a softball field as part of the City of Sacramento’s increased focus on community investments.


Funding available for Youth Substance Use Disorder Prevention Program: Innovation Track

November 22, 2021

With grants up to $750,000, this funding opportunity will support community-based organizations, Tribal organizations and county behavioral health agencies to pilot and evaluate innovative practices in youth-led activism, peer support and mentoring. Awarded partners will participate in an evaluation using appreciative inquiry. Applications are due by January 6 at 1 p.m. Access the request for applications on the Elevate Youth California website.

COVID-19 Vaccine Educational Forum for Parents and Guardians of Children 5 years and older

November 8, 2021

This educational forum on Nov. 16 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. will feature pediatricians from Kaiser Permanente and UC Davis Medical Center to provide parents and guardians with information and facts about the vaccine for children 5 years and older. Translation services will be available. Access the forum flyer for more information and the Zoom webinar link.

Chet P. Hewitt talks with The Observer about the Black Child Legacy Campaign

October 28, 2021

The Observer talked with Chet P. Hewitt, Sierra Health Foundation and The Center at Sierra Health Foundation president and CEO, about the impact the Black Child Legacy Campaign has had on the lives of Sacramento’s African American community. Read the article in The Observer.

Partnerships - October 2021

October 28, 2021

Read the October issue of Partnerships for a guest article on the State of California’s new Community Supports program, news about Grizzly Creek Ranch and the Sacramento PASS initiative, and topics we’re following, including the latest COVID-19 vaccination information.

Community Supports: Meeting the complex needs of our most vulnerable

October 27, 2021

Beginning Jan. 1, Medi-Cal patients will have access to a new program offering a range of services to help patients address the social factors impacting their ability to live stable, healthy lives, such as housing and food. This new Community Supports program is part of the State’s broader California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) effort to transform Medi-Cal over the next five years.



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