May 11, 2023
The Center and the California Department of Health Care Services announced this funding opportunity, with contracts up to $500,000 over 18 months. Providers will expand services to offer education on COVID-19 testing, implement on-site COVID-19 testing, collaborate with community partners to prevent infectious disease transmission, expand COVID-19 response services to those connected to the behavioral health system, and support the maintenance of healthy environments. Applications are due by June 15 at 1 p.m. Access the Request for Applications for more information.
May 10, 2023
With grants up to $500,000 over two years, the goal of this funding opportunity is to reduce suicide, suicide attempts and self-harm behavior in youth disproportionately impacted by suicide. Learn more on the Youth Suicide Prevention Media and Outreach Campaign page.
May 5, 2023From the Bay Area to Southern California to Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley, boys and men of color are creating jobs and new career paths, securing economic equity and forging pathways to economic freedom. These leaders are shaping California into a state where everyone belongs — and showing that those closest to the problems are best equipped to create real and lasting change. We want to share these stories to unlock even greater economic opportunities. Continue reading...
Funding opportunity: Opioid and Stimulant Use Disorder Prevention and Education in Communities of Color
April 14, 2023The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), in partnership with The Center at Sierra Health Foundation, has $12 million in funding available to support prevention and education activities. Organizations may apply for up to $250,000 to support programs addressing opioid use, stimulant use and polysubstance use in communities of color. Funding will be used to increase community understanding of opioid, stimulant and polysubstance use, reduce stigma, and increase access to treatment services through referrals and partnerships. Applications are due by May 15 at 1 p.m. (Pacific Time). Visit the MAT Access Points Project website for details.
April 10, 2023The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), in partnership with The Center, has $5 million in funding to support focused outreach activities. Organizations may apply for up to $200,000 to implement and strengthen opioid use and stimulant use outreach and community education programs for and within Two-Spirit (2S)/LGBTQ+ communities in California. Funding also will support increasing access to treatment services for opioid use disorder, stimulant use disorder and/or co-occurring substance use disorder through referrals and partnerships. Applications are due by May 8 at 1 p.m. Visit the MAT Access Points Project website for details.
March 24, 2023Read the February-March issue of Partnerships to learn about new partners in our Community Economic Mobilization Initiative, check out the 2022 Elevate Youth California Annual Report, get information on events, meet our newest staff members and find employment opportunities.
March 21, 2023
The San Joaquin Valley Health Fund’s annual Equity on the Mall event returns to the California State Capitol this year! Now in its eighth 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.
March 21, 2023
The Sacramento Business Journal honored Chet P. Hewitt as one of the region's Most Admired CEOs in the nonprofit category. Chet serves as President and CEO of Sierra Health Foundation and CEO of The Center. Each year, the publication honors outstanding chief executives in the Sacramento metropolitan area leading for-profit and nonprofit organizations.
Photo: Chet with Kaying Hang, President of The Center and Senior Vice President of Programs and Partnerships for Sierra Health Foundation.
Application due date extended for Tribal and Urban Indian substance use prevention, treatment and recovery funding opportunities
March 6, 2023
The California Department of Health Care Services, in partnership with The Center at Sierra Health Foundation, last month announced two separate grant opportunities: California Native Medications for Addiction Treatment Network for Healing and Recovery, and California Tribal and Urban Indian Community-Defined Best Practices.
The application due date for both funding opportunities has been extended to March 20 at 1 p.m.
February 7, 2023
The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), in partnership with The Center, is pleased to announce a funding opportunity to improve access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services within nonprofit DHCS-licensed substance use disorder (SUD) facilities.
Access the Increasing MAT Services within DHCS-licensed SUD Facilities request for applications (.pdf) for funding opportunity details and submission instructions. Applications are due by Wednesday, March 15, at 1 p.m.