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Sierra Health Foundation Partnerships

Happy Holidays!


All of us at Sierra Health Foundation and The Center wish our partners a happy and healthy holiday season. We look forward to our continued work together in the new year to ensure health and racial equity for all in our communities.

Our offices will be closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 2.

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Grants aim to improve health and well-being of children in the San Joaquin Valley


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The Center last week announced the Healthy Communities Cluster funding opportunity for Racial Equity and Community Mobilization to Improve Health and Well-Being of Children.

Grants will focus on Healthy Communities, inclusive of healthy food, healthy living environments and equitable land use planning. Three-year grants up to $900,000 (up to $300,000 annually) will be awarded to organizational clusters to accelerate policy or systems change. Eligible organizational clusters will work in the counties of Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tulare.

Applications are due by January 24, 2017, at 1 p.m.

A proposers’ webinar will be held on Jan. 11 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Register for the webinar and get application information on the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund web page.

Funding for this grant opportunity is made available through support from W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Sierra Health Foundation.

We will announce other funding opportunities for the region in January.

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Results-Based Accountability to be used in efforts to reduce African American child deaths


The Center hosted a Results-Based Accountability Community Summit for the Steering Committee on Reduction of African American Child Deaths on Nov. 29. Presented by Mark Friedman, Director of the Fiscal Policy Studies Institute, the training brought child-, youth- and family-serving organizations together at the Library Galleria in Sacramento to learn the practice of Results-Based Accountability and how it can be applied in the effort to reduce African American child deaths. Results-Based Accountability uses a data-driven, decision-making process to help communities and organizations get beyond talking about problems to taking action to solve them.

Learn about Results-Based Accountability on the Fiscal Policy Studies Institute web site.

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Chet Hewitt recognized at Men of Honor Community Tribute


Sierra Health Foundation President and CEO Chet P. Hewitt was among 14 men honored on Dec. 17 for their encouragement, leadership and commitment to the community. Sacramento-area youth leadership programs in conjunction with Brother 2 Brother Support Systems, Always Knocking and Earth Mama Healing, Inc. hosted the 5th Annual Men of Honor Community Tribute, which was held at Luther Burbank High School.

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Also honored were Berry Accius, Anthony Allen, Marcus Atkins, Eddie R. Bean, Dr. Edward Bush, Dr. Luther Castillo, Steven Clark, Nathaniel Garth, Keon Johnson, Richard Johnson, Zared X Lloyd, Judge Troy Nunley and Councilman Allen Warren.

Photo: Chet Hewitt and Always Knocking Executive Director Greg King

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