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Chet P. Hewitt shares powerful message at Investing in Employment Social Enterprise event in New York

May 13, 2022

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York and REDF hosted this event, which focused on the significant economic and societal benefits of investing in employment social enterprises. During the session, Chet P. Hewitt, president and CEO of Sierra Health Foundation and a REDF board member, shared a powerful personal message. Access the video on YouTube.

Equity on the Mall set for June 1-2

May 6, 2022

The San Joaquin Valley Health Fund’s annual Equity on the Mall event will be virtual again this year, with activities taking place June 1 and 2. Now in its seventh year, the event brings together community leaders, residents and statewide partners to hold policymakers accountable to advancing the health and equity of all San Joaquin Valley residents. Learn more and register to participate on the Equity on the Mall page.

San Joaquin Valley community partners receive grants to support advocacy and learning

May 3, 2022

We’re pleased to announce the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund’s Advocacy and Learning grant awards to advance the Fund’s policy platform, which addresses immigration, health, housing, education, environmental justice, and land use and planning. Learn more on the Funding Awards page.

Partnerships – April 2022

April 28, 2022

Read the April issue of Partnerships to learn about the new Community Economic Mobilization Initiative, get program updates, meet our newest staff member, find employment opportunities and read about topics we’re following!

New initiative to strengthen community resilience and build healthier communities

April 27, 2022

California is on the cusp of receiving and distributing an unprecedented level of financial investments for economic development. The Center at Sierra Health Foundation in partnership with The James Irvine Foundation today launched the $15 million Community Economic Mobilization Initiative (CEMI). Continue reading...

Introducing Chris Cooper

April 19, 2022

Chris Cooper has joined Sierra Health Foundation and The Center as the Program Officer responsible for our collective investments in the power of young men of color in California. Chris is a dynamic and passionate leader who is committed to building upon existing work, while ensuring the California Funders for Boys and Men of Color network is positioned for its next phase of impact. Continue reading...

Calling for significant commitments to community-led gun violence prevention and intervention

April 18, 2022

Following the devastating loss of six Sacramentans to gun violence, Black Child Legacy Campaign leaders penned an open letter to local decision makers about the importance of community-led violence prevention efforts. Read more on the Black Child Legacy Campaign website.