Healthy Sacramento Coalition Background
The Healthy Sacramento Coalition formed in May 2011 to apply for the federal Community Transformation Grant. Led by Sierra Health Foundation, the coalition quickly gained momentum and received letters of support from 58 community leaders by the July grant application due date.
In September, Sierra Health Foundation was awarded a $499,229 Community Transformation Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which will support the Healthy Sacramento Coalition and its work to develop and implement a chronic disease prevention plan for Sacramento County.
The Healthy Sacramento Coalition's goal is to reduce tobacco use, obesity, death and disability due to chronic disease, reduce health disparities, build a safe and healthy physical environment, and improve the social and emotional well-being of Sacramento County residents.
The coalition officially launched on Nov. 17, with 100 community stakeholders attending a Celebration and Kickoff Event at Sierra Health Foundation. Monthly meetings are held at the foundation.