San Joaquin Valley Health Fund grants total more than $1 million to 58 organizations
The Center for Health Program Management this month announced more than $1 million awarded to 58 organizations working to improve health and reduce health disparities in the San Joaquin Valley. This funding commitment follows nearly $630,000 initially awarded to 30 organizations in 2015 and reflects a total investment of more than $1,660,000 in the San Joaquin Valley.
San Joaquin Valley Health Fund partner organizations are addressing health disparities and factors that impact health, such as food security, air quality, clean drinking water, affordable housing, health care, education, employment, immigrant rights, domestic violence, open space, neighborhood safety and other drivers of health outcomes, through capacity building, systems change and community engagement.
See the list of funded organizations.
Read the news release.
The San Joaquin Valley Health Fund supports a learning community that strengthens relationships among partners and encourages collaboration. This new cohort of 58 partner organizations participated in their first convening on April 14 in Visalia to learn about each other and to network.
Learn more on the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund web page.
The San Joaquin Valley Health Fund is managed by the Center for Health Program Management with funding from Sierra Health Foundation, The California Endowment, Rosenberg Foundation, The California Wellness Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Blue Shield of California Foundation and Wallace H. Coulter Foundation.
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Leadership Development for Racial Equity proposals due May 2
In partnership with The California Endowment and Sierra Health Foundation, the Center for Health Program Management will award a total of $120,000 to support advocacy-related capacity building and leadership development activities for youth-focused nonprofit organizations led by people of color serving in Northern California and the San Joaquin Valley.
Funding is open to youth-focused organizations working to eliminate health disparities that have an interest in increasing their organizational capacity to address issues of racial equity.
Applications are due by May 2 at noon. More information and application materials are available on the Leadership Development for Racial Equity web page. Please e-mail us any questions.
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Healthy Sacramento Coalition adopts health and racial equity agenda
The Healthy Sacramento Coalition recently broadened its focus to include the social determinants of health and refined its vision to eliminate health inequities in Sacramento.
Coalition members adopted a health and racial equity agenda, and reached consensus on the use of racial impact assessments as a tool for moving this work forward. The coalition intends to use the racial impact statements to analyze policies, institutional practices, plans and budget decisions to reduce, eliminate and prevent racial discrimination that often drives inequities in our communities. Coalition members will shape the processes and structures in the coming months, and invite community members to join them in their work. For more information or to join the coalition, please e-mail us.
Learn more on the Healthy Sacramento Coalition web page.
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Sierra Health Foundation joins partnership to survey African American-owned businesses
In an effort to increase economic development and diversification, we have joined the Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce and the City of Sacramento to help support a survey of area businesses. The survey will identify African American-owned businesses to determine their needs so that local leaders can help them be more successful and create jobs.
The survey is available on the Chamber’s web site or business owners can complete the confidential survey at the Chamber’s office at 5770 Freeport Blvd. in Sacramento. For more information, call the Chamber at (916) 231-0416.
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Respite Partnership Collaborative partners lead mental health respite discussion
NorCal Mental Health America hosts an Expert Pool Meeting regularly for mental health advocates, peers, providers and other mental health allies. Mental health respite was the highlighted topic at the April meeting and included a Respite Partnership Collaborative presentation hosted by Myel Jenkins, program officer at Sierra Health Foundation: Center for Health Program Management.
Mental health respite providers and meeting participants engaged in a rich discussion about the continuing community need for mental health respite. Panelists Duane Wright of TLCS Crisis Respite Center, Suzi Dotson of Wind Youth Services and Kay Temple Kirk of Gender Health Center provided descriptive overviews of their mental health respite programs, and shared how community members can access respite services when in a mental health crisis. The panelists emphasized how collaboration among the 10 organizations providing respite has created a strong network of providers who are better able to serve the community through their partnerships.
Learn more about NorCal Mental Health America.
Learn more about the Respite Partnership Collaborative.
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Community partner receives national leadership award
Congratulations to Derrell and Tina Roberts of Roberts Family Development Center for receiving the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award! They were recognized at a local ceremony as well as at a national ceremony on April 15 at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., where they joined 56 other organizations to be recognized for their commitment to their communities.
The annual Director’s Community Leadership Award recognizes dedicated and selfless individuals and organizations that make extraordinary contributions to their communities across the United States.
Derrell and Tina Roberts and their staff at the Roberts Family Development Center offer services that focus on early childhood and family education, and economic empowerment. Their goal is to nurture personal growth, strengthen families and enhance community development and civic involvement. Learn more on the Roberts Family Development Center web site.
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Exhibit features art from Short Center North
Visitors to our Conference and Education Center are enjoying art from the Short Center North, a Developmental Disabilities Service Organization program that has provided arts training to adults with developmental disabilities in the Sacramento area for more than 35 years. In addition to arts training, the Short Center North offers opportunities for people with disabilities to develop life skills, form meaningful friendships and to become part of a community. Learn more on the Short Center North web page.
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