This report by Dr. Sonja Lenz-Rashid of San Francisco State University discusses an approach that improves the lives of homeless parents and their children, utilizing fiscal resources wisely and providing a better path for vulnerable children and families. Download the report (PDF).
This publication is a summary of the Supportive Housing for Homeless Families: Foster Care Outcomes and Best Practices report by Dr. Sonja Lenz-Rashid. See above. Download the summary (PDF).
Preparing for Transformation: Rethinking, Revitalizing and Reforming the Sacramento Region's Health Care System, A Market Analysis of the Sacramento Region Primary Care Safety Net (PDF)
This market analysis of the Sacramento Region primary care safety net system was commissioned and funded by Sierra Health Foundation with additional funding from The California Endowment and Sacramento Region Community Foundation. The analysis was conducted by The Abaris Group, Public Health Institute and Hatches Consulting. The report includes data and input from stakeholders in El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties. Download the Market Analysis Report (PDF).
Preparing for Transformation: Rethinking, Revitalizing and Reforming the Sacramento Region's Health Care System, A Strategic Plan for the Sacramento Region (PDF)
This strategic plan for the Sacramento Region primary care safety net system was commissioned and funded by Sierra Health Foundation with additional funding from The California Endowment and Sacramento Region Community Foundation. The strategic planning process was facilitated by The Abaris Group, Public Health Institute and Hatches Consulting. The report, which includes input from stakeholders in El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties, offers a road map for the region to prepare for health care reform and create a stronger safety net. Download the Strategic Plan Report (PDF).
Sierra Health Foundation partnered with True North Research to conduct a public opinion poll to measure public perceptions, opinions and priorities as they pertain to youth issues in Sacramento for the purposes of further developing public and private youth programming and public policy in the region. Download the Poll Report (PDF).
In an effort to better inform policymakers and increase public awareness about hunger in Northern California, Sierra Health Foundation and the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano partnered to assess emergency food services in a 15-county region. Download the Report (PDF).
In February 2008, Sierra Health Foundation and the California State University, Sacramento, College of Health and Human Services partnered to host a connected site of the Creating Aging-Friendly Communities online conference, presented by University of California, Berkeley's Center for the Advanced Study of Aging Services. The College of Health and Human Services created this report to summarize the activities and presentations from that day. Download the Report (PDF).
This report looks at the health impacts of air pollution in the Sacramento region and the response to the ozone air quality problem, and provides recommendations and opportunities for intervention. Download the Report (PDF).
Community Partnerships for Healthy Children
A 10-Year Investment in Community Building to Improve Children's Health: Evaluation of the Community Partnerships for Healthy Children Initiative (PDF)
In 1993, Sierra Health Foundation set out to see if community building could make a difference in children's health and well-being in Northern California. The Community Partnerships for Healthy Children (CPHC) initiative focused on children from birth through age 8 and their families, and was guided by a set of principles and goals that emphasized prevention and community-based solutions. Download the report (PDF).
We Did It Ourselves: A Guide Book to Improve the Well-Being of Children Through Community Development (PDF)
This Guide Book is intended for community members and groups wanting to work together to improve local health and well-being. It includes activities and tools necessary for community development, and demonstrates, through stories, some of the surprising returns when investments are made in engaging the community. Download the Guide Book (PDF).
This Guide Book provides step-by-step instructions on how to design and carry out an evaluation. It also can be used to help with phases of the evaluation process, such as writing outcome and indicator statements or designing a community survey. Although written for community organizations undertaking a collaborative process to improve children's well-being, the steps outlined in this guide can be applied to evaluation issues addressed by other kinds of organizations, as well. Download the Guide Book (PDF).
We Did It Ourselves: If We Speak They Will Listen: The Importance of Communication Activities in Collaborative Building and Planning (PDF)
This communication guide is meant to serve as a manual of basic ideas and tools for community members and groups to use to "get the word out" as they build community collaboratives. It highlights the communication methods that served 25 collaboratives involved with CPHC, with real life examples from the initiative. Download the Guide Book (PDF).
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The Evolution of Managed Care in the Sacramento Region
In an effort to better understand managed care and to share information with people in our region, the Sierra Health Foundation board of directors partnered with former Sacramento Bee reporter Ted Fourkas to research and write this book. The goal was to provide a readable, insightful and useful reference book for students, health care professionals, legislators, employers and community members.
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Update to the Greater Sacramento Market Overview: Disease and Condition Management Programs in Physician Organizations in the Greater Sacramento Area (PDF)
This report was an update to Sierra Health Foundation's 1997 Managed Care report, with a focus on evidence-based, planned care for people with specific conditions or diseases. Download the Report (PDF).
Health System Change in the Greater Sacramento Area
This report identified key issues and concerns that could affect the future cost and quality of the area's health system and helped to inform Sierra Health Foundation's grantmaking activities for the Managed Care Program. Send requests for this publication to firstname.lastname@example.org.