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What exactly is inclusive economic development?

June 12, 2019

As Sacramento leadership finalizes a 2019–2020 budget that includes support of inclusive economic development, some are left wondering: What exactly is inclusive economic development? We created this short animated video in partnership with local entrepreneur and artist Art & Soul to help those across the city understand the wealth, health and opportunity gaps that exist in our neighborhoods and how we can close them together through investment in inclusive community economic development.

Partnerships - May 2019

May 30, 2019

Read the May issue of Partnerships for staff updates, information about the Health Leadership Program, Community and Youth Pop Up events, the Build.Black. Coalition and more.

Census article looks at risk of undercounting immigrant residents in California

May 9, 2019

According to a recently published article by Capital & Main, the risk of leaving residents uncounted in the 2020 Census is already high in states with sizable immigrant populations, but with citizenship questions on the census, any hopes of accuracy will likely be dashed — particularly in California, where the immigrant population is nearly twice the national average and Latinos represent 34 percent of the adult population. Read Census Citizenship Questions Threaten California

Access the San Joaquin Valley Census Research Project reports, which are referenced in the article.

The Center supports Youth Reinvestment Day

May 6, 2019

At today’s Youth Reinvestment Day at the California State Capitol, The Center joined community advocates, tribal leaders, elected officials, youth and the Youth Reinvestment Coalition in support of the Youth Reinvestment Fund, California’s dedicated fund focused on youth diversion to address trauma and rates of arrest and detention that disproportionately impact youth of color, youth with disabilities, LGBTQ and Indigenous and Native American youth.

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Build.Black. Awards and Innovation Competition Deadline is May 8

May 3, 2019

The Build.Black. Coalition is calling on Sacramento entrepreneurs and Black-owned businesses to submit pitches for innovative projects that connect to the coalition's four guiding pillars: uplifting Black voices, health equity and access, justice and policing in Black communities, and investment in Black neighborhoods and businesses. Applications are due May 8 at 1 PM. Three awards totaling $30,000 will be made following the Awards and Innovation pitch event on May 17. Applications are available at www.buildblack.org.

Partnerships - April 2019

April 29, 2019

Read the April issue of Partnerships for staff updates, information about Medication Assisted Treatment Access Points funding, recent San Joaquin Valley Health Fund awards and an update about our census work in the San Joaquin Valley, a recap of the Giving Love to Our Rising Youth conference, a new Talk Boldly podcast episode and more.

Talk Boldly: Census 2020: Community Narrative and Power in California

April 26, 2019

Our recent Talk Boldly podcast episode features census researchers Cindy Quezada of Central Valley Immigrant Integration Collaborative and Ed Kissam of WK Family Fund, who discuss the importance of a fair and complete census count in 2020.

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Partnerships - March 2019

March 28, 2019

Read the March issue of Partnerships for information about Medication Assisted Treatment Access Points funding, an update on the Health Leadership Program, a report on the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund’s Equity on the Mall event and more.

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Access Points application due date extended to April 1

March 25, 2019

The Center last month announced the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Access Points funding opportunity. A total of $38 million is available and eligible organizations may apply for up to $50,000 per access site. The application due date has been extended to April 1 at 11:59 p.m. Learn more on the MAT Access Points web page.

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation is one of 10 regional organizations selected to administer Census 2020 outreach for hard-to-count communities

March 13, 2019

The California Complete Count – Census 2020 Office announced contracts with the 10 regional administrative community-based organizations it will fund to ensure an accurate tally of all Californians in the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2020 Census.

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San Joaquin Valley Census Research Project publishesTroubled Reflections report

March 8, 2019

This third of six reports from the San Joaquin Valley Census Research Project focuses on answers to eight specific questions about willingness to answer census questions. The researchers explored how attitudes shape the decision-making of respondents and drive their evolving thinking about census participation. Learn more and download the reports.

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San Joaquin Valley Health Fund releases 2019 Policy Platform

March 6, 2019

Today the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund released its 2019 I.H.H.E.E.L. Policy Platform on Immigration, Health, Housing, Education, Environmental Justice, and Land Use and Planning at the Equity on the Mall event at the California State Capitol. Learn more

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