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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. 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.

San Joaquin Valley leaders, residents to stand in unity at Equity on the Mall

January 24, 2019

On March 6, leaders, residents and advocates from the San Joaquin Valley will gather at the California State Capitol in Sacramento for the fourth annual Equity on the Mall – a day to empower the Valley, hold elected officials accountable, and rise together to make positive change. Learn more


The Center at Sierra Health Foundation receives 2019 Sacramento Kings MLK Jr. Community Impact Award

January 15, 2019

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation received the award for leadership of the My Brother’s Keeper Sacramento Collaborative.


Sierra Health Foundation funding to support safety and opportunity for youth

January 3, 2019

Community-based organizations working in underserved Sacramento neighborhoods will create pop-up youth engagement events that will be held simultaneously throughout the city on Jan. 4 between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. The events will provide positive, safe environments and activities for all local youth as they prepare to return to school. Read the news release and see the list of events.

Partnerships - December 2018

December 19, 2018

Read the December issue of Partnerships for information about the reduction of African American child deaths in Sacramento County, an update on the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund’s 2019 Policy Platform, read our comment on the proposed public charge rule and more.

Sierra Health Foundation comment on proposed Public Charge rule

December 10, 2018

Today we submitted a comment on the proposed Public Charge rule to express our unwavering support for immigrant communities. As a foundation committed to improving the well-being of our communities, we stand with immigrants and refugees in protecting their rights as Americans to live a healthy and happy life with dignity.


Partnerships - November 2018

November 28, 2018

Read the November issue of Partnerships for information about Obama Foundation investments in five California cities, the new Oak Park Project and its Trust Advisory Committee, read our Partners For Change: Bold Action, Real Impact report and our Guide to Community-First Funder Collaboratives, access resources and more.

Partners For Change: Bold Action, Real Impact highlights our work, partnerships

November 26, 2018

This new report highlights the unique organizational funding model that Sierra Health Foundation and The Center have implemented. Through this model and with our partners, we are building a movement to advance our shared vision of health equity and racial justice for all.


Obama Foundation invests in Sacramento

November 15, 2018

My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, an initiative of the Obama Foundation, has selected Sacramento’s My Brother’s Keeper Collaborative as one of 19 communities across the country to receive grants and access to technical assistance to improve life outcomes for boys and young men of color.


Be a Part of the Oak Park Project!

November 13, 2018

The Oak Park Project brings together new development opportunities, a strong interest in health careers for residents, and the desire for everyone in Sacramento’s Oak Park community to benefit from positive neighborhood changes. Applications are being accepted for the new Oak Park Trust Advisory Committee. Members will help make decisions that positively benefit the Oak Park community. Learn more.


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