“I owe so much to the Sierra Health Foundation Health Leadership Program. It really helped me understand who I am, what my strengths are, and what kind of impact I want to have on the world.”
— Michael Minnick, Class VIII
Focus Local and Sacramento City Unified School District Trustee



“Truly one of the BEST and ENRICHING experiences! Sierra Health Foundation invests in the next generation of leaders!”
—Maria R. Lemus, Class XII
Deputy District Director, Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula

Health Leadership Program

The Health Leadership Program is a seven-month program designed to develop the skills of leaders in organizations in Northern California and the San Joaquin Valley that work to improve community health and well-being and reduce health disparities.

Committed Leaders Needed for Class XIV

We’re pleased to continue the program in 2017 and invite current and emerging leaders in Northern California and the San Joaquin Valley to apply. Successful applicants will be in organizations that work to improve community health and well-being and reduce health disparities across a broad range of issue areas that address the social determinants of health, such as education, employment, access to health services, population health, social services, environment, housing, youth development and juvenile justice.

Applications are due on April 24 by noon.

Download the Class XIV Brochure
Access the online grants portal
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E-mail us any questions.

The Health Leadership Program focuses on improved organizational outcomes and impact. Through effectiveness, quality, financial stability, partnership development, governance and sustainability, participants have the opportunity to improve their existing skills while developing new competencies. As a result, their organizations gain a deeper ability to make positive change in underserved communities.

The Health Leadership Program is led by the Institute for Population Health Improvement at UC Davis, and is co-directed by Kenneth W. Kizer, MD, MPH, and Richard F. Callahan, DPA.

The program has supported more than 300 health and social service executives since 2001. We continue to support our alumni, remaining committed to the development of individual leaders and their organizations.