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Door-to-door vaccine equity campaign reaches the most vulnerable in Tulare County

July 23, 2021

A new video from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and Freethink highlights Tulare – CAPS as an important partner of the Vaccine Equity Campaign, an effort of the State of California and The Center. This video featuring Tulare – CAPS volunteers and Chet P. Hewitt, president and CEO of Sierra Health Foundation and The Center, is one in a series of videos focused on the impacts of Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s COVID-19 response funding, including the Vaccine Equity Campaign. Access this inspiring video on YouTube.

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Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act – Telehealth Expansion Project funding opportunity

July 1, 2021

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is using available federal grant funding for a Telehealth Expansion project throughout California. Funding is available for eligible organizations to develop, enhance and/or expand their facility’s telehealth infrastructure. Applications are due by August 1 at 11:59 p.m. Access application materials on the MAT Access Points Project web site.

Partnerships - June 2021

June 30, 2021

Read the June issue of Partnerships to read our blog on racial justice and equity, learn about our partnership at Sacramento’s Juneteenth Festival and the 2021 Innovations for Children Award, and find program updates for the Positive Youth Justice Initiative, the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund, Community Economic Development and more!

Kings and Queens Rise Co-Ed Youth Sports and Mentoring League launches fourth season

June 18, 2021

This summer league formed in partnership with Sacramento Kings, Build.Black. Coalition and Black Child Legacy Campaign to connect communities and create positive sports experiences for youth. The five-week basketball season begins June 19, the season of golf begins June 21 and NBA 2K Games presented by Arden Fair begin July 26.

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Sacramento Juneteenth Festival is Saturday, June 19!

June 15, 2021

The Black Child Legacy Campaign, Kings & Queens Rise and The Center at Sierra Health Foundation are proud to partner with the Sacramento Juneteenth Festival to spotlight health and wellness and address trauma and healing at this year's festival. We will gather at William Land Park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for a Celebration of Freedom! Access our event flyer.

Trauma-Informed Wellness Program celebrates Juneteenth with Week of Wellness

June 15, 2021

Trauma-Informed Wellness Program community partners are celebrating Juneteenth with a Week of Wellness featuring in-person and virtual events from June 13 to 19. Access the Week of Wellness flyer. This event is brought to the community by the Trauma-Informed Wellness Program and The Center at Sierra Health Foundation. The program is funded by the Division of Behavioral Health Services through the voter-approved Proposition 63, Mental Health Services Act.

Donate4Sacramento partners with community organizations to address anti-Asian racism

June 8, 2021

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation, through the Donate4Sacramento COVID-19 Regional Response Fund, is pleased to announce awards totaling $60,000 to four Sacramento community organizations focused on addressing anti-Asian racism. Access the news release.

California is at a crossroads in closing the racial health gap

June 3, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has put California at a crossroads, disproportionately impacting Black and Brown communities and exposing what many of us have known for a long time - that systemic racism contributes directly and significantly to illness and shorter lives in communities of color.

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Partnerships - May 2021

May 26, 2021

Read the May issue of Partnerships to learn about vaccination and masking educational campaigns, a retirement announcement, new funding opportunities, program updates and more!

LA CONVERSACIÓN responds to information needs about vaccines

May 20, 2021

Latinx doctors, nurses and promotoras are featured in the latest installment of Kaiser Family Foundation’s public information response to COVID-19, presented with UnidosUS. Sierra Health Foundation is among the funders supporting this important video series. Learn more on the Kaiser Family Foundation web site.

Artist inspires communities to stop the spread of COVID-19

May 17, 2021

The State of California has partnered with The Center at Sierra Health Foundation to present the Masking Series by prominent African-American visual artist Jessica Wimbley as part of a campaign to reach disproportionately impacted communities throughout the state and raise awareness of the importance of wearing masks to stop the spread of COVID-19. Access the Masking Series and other resources on the State of California COVID-19 Resources web page.

Elevate Youth California funding opportunity: Supporting Capacity Building for Community Organizations

May 14, 2021

With grants up to $300,000 over two years, this funding opportunity will strengthen the capacity of emerging grassroots community-based organizations and Tribal organizations throughout California to use innovative programs/practices for substance use disorder prevention. Applications are due by June 23 at 1 p.m.

Access the Request for Applications for a full funding overview and information about webinars and office hour opportunities.

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