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Youth and Community PopUps relaunch for Summer 2022!

July 28, 2022

Sierra Health Foundation and The Center have granted $127,500 to fund 23 Youth and Community PopUps partners for summer activities. Together, these community-based organizations will relaunch the successful Youth and Community PopUps program during the summer break — a time when youth are most vulnerable. Read the press release (.pdf).

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic PopUp and Community Event to provide free vaccinations

July 15, 2022

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation’s Vaccine Equity Campaign and Black Child Legacy Campaign are partnering with Liberty Towers, Always Knocking, Health Net and Urgent Care Now to promote COVID-19 health and safety awareness and resources to all Sacramento community members, especially African American youth and families. See the flyer for additional details about this July 23 event (.pdf).

Chet P. Hewitt on the loss of summer youth programming in Sacramento

July 13, 2022

Chet P. Hewitt, president and CEO of The Center at Sierra Health Foundation, has issued this statement in response to the City of Sacramento’s decision to recall previously-approved funding for Youth and Community PopUps. Continue reading...

Sacramento leaders join White House signing of gun violence legislation

July 11, 2022

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation partners Les Simmons, senior pastor at the South Sacramento Christian Center and director of the Simmons Center and Julius Thibodeaux, director of Movement 4 Life, joined President Joe Biden today in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the signing of the “Bipartisan Safer Communities Act.” The new law, passed by Congress last month, addresses gun violence through new gun safety restrictions to carve out a path toward safer communities nationwide. Access the news release for more information (.pdf).

Partnerships – June 2022

June 30, 2022

Read the June issue of Partnerships to get our latest news and program updates, learn about funding opportunities, meet our newest staff members, find employment opportunities and read about topics we’re following.

Funding opportunity: Health Ambassadors for People Experiencing Homelessness

June 24, 2022

This statewide program will provide $4 million in funding and technical assistance for organizations to hire, train, mentor and support Health Ambassadors. Grant awards will range from $100,000 to $250,000 over 18 months. Applications are due to The Center by July 20 at 1 p.m. Learn more on the Health Ambassadors for People Experiencing Homelessness page.

California Equitable Recovery Initiative Townhall on June 28

June 17, 2022

Join us for this townhall to learn about the California Equitable Recovery Initiative (CERI) and an upcoming funding opportunity. Community members will be invited to provide feedback and identify gaps in the program. The Center will host the townhall on June 28 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Register on Zoom.