Grant applications go online!
Starting this fall, we will begin to offer an online grant submission tool for Sierra Health Foundation and Center for Health Program Management funding opportunities. When it is fully integrated, grant applicants will be able to submit applications using MicroEdge GIFTS Online, a grants management tool that will provide easy access to information, application processes and report submission.
As we phase in this new software, grant application materials will have full instructions on how to use the online tool, and we will work with applicants for an easy transition.
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Health Leadership Program Class XIII to begin in September
We’re pleased to welcome 28 members to Health Leadership Program Class XIII. Class members are current or emerging leaders in organizations that work to improve community health and well-being and reduce health disparities across a broad range of issue areas such as education, employment, access to health services, population health, social services, environment, housing, youth development and juvenile justice. The 2016-2017 program will focus on improved organizational outcomes and impact.
The Health Leadership Program is led by Kenneth W. Kizer, MD, MPH, of the Institute for Population Health Improvement at UC Davis in partnership with Richard F. Callahan, DPA, of TAP International.
See the Class XIII member list and learn more on the Health Leadership Program web page.
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Leadership Development for Racial Equity partners build advocacy network
Our first Leadership Development for Racial Equity (LDRE) Learning Community brought together nonprofit organizations to share lessons learned in their advocacy efforts and to build a stronger, more cohesive network of advocates of color across the state. This first session focused on organizational assessment training with a presentation by Susan Hoechstetter, Senior Advisor for Foundation Advocacy and Evaluation at Alliance for Justice, and Sara Matlin, Bilingual Counsel at Alliance for Justice.
In June, we announced the 13 organizations funded through LDRE, which builds the capacity of youth-focused, community-based organizations managed by leaders of color throughout the state to advocate for policy and systems change to remove barriers and expand opportunities to improve long-term health outcomes. The program not only provides grant funding to nonprofit partners to support their organizational capacity building efforts, but also offers technical assistance and training on topics relevant to policy and systems change, such as civic engagement strategies and understanding the legal parameters of advocacy.
LDRE is co-funded by Sierra Health Foundation and The California Endowment, and is managed by the Center for Health Program Management
Learn more on the Leadership Development for Racial Equity web page.
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Positive Youth Justice Initiative launches Fellowship at Youth Summit
Youth from Alameda and San Joaquin counties met at Sierra Health Foundation for a Youth Summit early this month to launch the Positive Youth Justice Initiative Fellowship. Twenty-five youth fellows began work to develop skills and start organizing a youth movement for justice-involved youth.
The fellowship is designed to connect youth impacted by the juvenile justice system with paid work experience, a sense of community, and mentoring and leadership opportunities. The program pairs youth fellows with mentors from local community-based organizations, providing them the opportunity to build and foster community, while increasing their professional development. Fathers and Families of San Joaquin and Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice
in Alameda County are two organizations currently supporting the youth fellows.
Learn about the initiative on the Positive Youth Justice Initiative web page.
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First Profound Purpose Institute focuses on infant safe sleep
Last week, the first Steering Committee on Reduction of African American Child Deaths Profound Purpose Institute convened at Sierra Health Foundation. This learning opportunity is designed for Community Incubator Leads – the community-based organizations that provide social services to residents within focus neighborhoods to implement the efforts of the Steering Committee. This was the first of four sessions that will provide the community organizations with information, resources and technical assistance on the four leading causes of death.
With a focus on infant safe sleep at this session, local experts from First 5 Sacramento, Child Abuse Prevention Council, Kaiser Permanente and Dignity Health presented tools to help communities with outreach and education.
Learn more about this work on the Steering Committee on Reduction of African American Child Deaths web page.
The Steering Committee is funded by the County of Sacramento and First 5 Sacramento, and is managed by the Center for Health Program Management.
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