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Stimulant Use Prevention and Treatment in Communities of Color funding opportunity

April 12, 2021

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is using available federal grant funding to improve community access to stimulant use disorder prevention and treatment in communities of color throughout California. Applications are due by May 14 at 1 p.m. The Center at Sierra Health Foundation will assist DHCS with the administration of these funds through the Medication Assisted Treatment Access Points Project.

Access the funding overview for details and application instructions (.pdf).

Funding available for evaluation of Healing the Hood and Restorative Youth Justice programs

April 12, 2021

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation is accepting proposals for an experienced evaluation team to assess the implementation and effectiveness of two complementary programs: Healing the Hood and Restorative Youth Justice. Proposals are due by May 10 at 1 p.m.

Access the Request for Proposals for details and proposal submission instructions.

Partnerships - March 2021

March 30, 2021

Read the March issue of Partnerships to learn about our new partnerships and projects, find funding opportunities, job openings and program updates, and learn about what we’re following.

We Stand With You Against Anti-Asian Racism

March 23, 2021

Sierra Health Foundation and The Center stand in solidarity with AAPI communities in mourning the lives of eight people, including six Asian women, in Atlanta and countless more lost to or harmed by racism and anti-Asian violence locally and across the country. We see you and we will always stand with you against hate.


Coalition of Sacramento parents, community, business and labor commit resources, advocacy and support for student success

March 18, 2021

Sacramento Parents Advocating for Student Success (PASS) is a parent-led school and community project that connects, supports and empowers parent advocates who have children in Sacramento City Unified School District schools to ensure student achievement, mental health and well-being, and education equity throughout the district. Learn more on the Sacramento PASS web site.

SAMHSA COVID-19 Response funding opportunity for organizations in Los Angeles County and Riverside County

March 10, 2021

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation, in partnership with the California Department of Health Care Services, will award $2.5 million from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) to provide direct treatment and recovery support services for individuals with substance use disorders and/or mental health disorders impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including support for health care providers. Applications are due by April 5 at 1 p.m. Access the revised request for applications (March 17).


March 4, 2021

THE CONVERSATION: Between Us, About Us. is a new campaign to provide Black communities with credible information about the COVID-19 vaccines, co-developed by Kaiser Family Foundation and the Black Coalition Against COVID. Sierra Health Foundation is among the funders supporting this important video series. Learn more on the Kaiser Family Foundation web site.

Sac Collab hosts mental health series

February 26, 2021

Join the Sacramento County COVID-19 Collaborative for a series of mental health awareness web talks every Thursday from March 4 through May 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Access the WebTalks flyer and the Mental Health California Sac Collab web page for more information and a registration link.

Round 2 Asthma Mitigation Project funding available

February 25, 2021

The Center is seeking applications from organizations such as community-based organizations, local health departments, community-based health care providers and Medi-Cal managed care organizations that will work on specific culturally and linguistically appropriate asthma home visiting programs. With grants up to $350,000 over two years, this funding opportunity will support asthma home visiting services, including education and environmental trigger mitigation. Proposals are due by April 20 at 1 p.m. Access the Request for Proposals.

Partnerships - February 2021

February 25, 2021

Read the February issue of Partnerships for a tribute to longtime board member Carol Whiteside, information about our new partnerships, funding opportunity announcements and program updates, and learn about what we’re following.

Positive Youth Justice Initiative: A blueprint for transforming the juvenile justice system

February 25, 2021

The National Council on Crime and Delinquency (now Evident Change) carried out a three-year evaluation of the Positive Youth Justice Initiative to learn how it had contributed to the partners’ organizing and advocacy work, document the policy and systems change accomplishments of the partners, and provide recommendations that Sierra Health Foundation, its philanthropic partners and the broader philanthropic field can use to support communities in strengthening local infrastructure for organizing and advocacy toward a healthier youth justice system. Access the full evaluation report and the evaluation highlights on the Positive Youth Justice Initiative web page.

Transformative Justice Community: A Countywide Evaluation of the Black Child Legacy Campaign

February 24, 2021

This new report is the result of a two-year evaluation conducted by researchers at UC Davis and Sacramento State University. It provides evidence of the effectiveness of the Black Child Legacy Campaign's strategies in building a sustainable system of support to protect children from preventable deaths. Access the report (PDF).


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