Reducing health disparities
in California begins
with a strong vision

Sierra Health Foundation is a private philanthropy that forges new paths to promote health, racial equity and racial justice in partnership with communities, organizations and leaders.

We are committed to reducing health disparities through convening, educating and strategic grantmaking.

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation

We founded The Center in 2012 to deepen our impact statewide, with a special focus on the San Joaquin Valley. The Center works to promote health, racial equity and racial justice in communities throughout California with local, state and national partners.

Learn more about The Center.

Every person in California should be able to live a healthy life. That’s the vision we stand by and the journey we are committed to.

Our Programs and Initiatives

Sierra Health Foundation promotes health, racial equity and racial justice in 26 Northern California counties, while The Center works with local, state and national partners throughout the state.

Learn about our programs and initiatives.

 

Conference and Education Center

We provide a venue for nonprofit organizations and public agencies to engage in education, training and collaboration in support of their efforts to improve the well-being of individuals and communities.

Learn about the program and apply for meeting space.

 

Knowledge Center

We are committed to learning from our partners and then sharing and using that knowledge to inform decisions and to accelerate change.

  • Evaluation and Learning
  • Partnerships newsletter
  • Publications
  • Speaker Series

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Recent News

Partnerships – January 2023

January 31, 2023

Read the January issue of Partnerships for a new year video message from Chet P. Hewitt, read our recent statements in response to violence, learn about a new funding opportunity, get program updates, meet our newest staff members and find employment opportunities.

Happy new year!

January 31, 2023

This year, the Sierra Health Foundation and The Center are focused on ensuring that community-based nonprofits and underserved communities have the assistance they need to participate in and benefit from recovery-focused initiatives. We are honored to take up this charge.

One month into 2023 and it’s clear that public investments are shifting from responding to the COVID-19 pandemic to recovering from it. The shift will happen simultaneously at the local, state and national levels. The impending funding reductions across a broad array of public services will significantly impact the health and well-being of communities across California.

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Chet P. Hewitt Statement on Tyre Nichols

January 30, 2023

Chet P. Hewitt, president and CEO of Sierra Health Foundation and CEO of The Center, issued this statement after viewing the Memphis Police Department’s body camera footage that showed the deadly actions that took the life of Sacramento native Tyre Nichols:

“Tyre Nichols was a son of Sacramento. I’m sad and angry at the callous indifference I saw in the video of his murder. Still, I know that my grief pales in comparison to what his mother and family feel.

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