Our future depends on the actions we take today. Reducing health disparities in Northern California begins with a strong vision.

The Center brings people, ideas and infrastructure together to create positive change. Our collective impact model seeks to improve community health in California.

Every person in California should be able to live a healthy life. That’s the vision we stand by and the journey we are committed to. The Center works to promote health, racial equity and racial justice in communities throughout California with local, state and national partners.

With strategy, creativity and ongoing collaboration, The Center strives to eradicate health inequities across the state, especially within the underserved San Joaquin Valley. Learn more about The Center.

What's New?

Community Supports: Meeting the complex needs of our most vulnerable

October 27, 2021

Beginning Jan. 1, Medi-Cal patients will have access to a new program offering a range of services to help patients address the social factors impacting their ability to live stable, healthy lives, such as housing and food. This new Community Supports program is part of the State’s broader California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) effort to transform Medi-Cal over the next five years.


National Academy of Public Administration names Chet P. Hewitt a 2021 Fellow

October 18, 2021

The 2021 class joins more than 940 Academy Fellows who hold the title for life – including former cabinet officers, members of Congress, governors, mayors and state legislators, as well as prominent scholars, business executives and public administrators.


Sacramento PASS brings together resources, advocacy and support for local student success

October 13, 2021

This parent-led school and community initiative connects, supports and empowers parent advocates who have children in Sacramento City Unified School District Title 1 schools to ensure student achievement, mental health and well-being, and education equity throughout the district.