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Join us for our Speaker Series event on May 31

May 24, 2023

Advocate, researcher and social change strategist Arnold L. Chandler will share the groundbreaking LifeCourse Framework to give us a better understanding of social problems that face boys and men of color. In addition, Sierra Health Foundation Program Officer Ray Green and the My Brother’s Keeper Collaborative’s strategy leads will unveil the 2023–2026 Guide to Action — their strategy to unlock greater opportunities for Sacramento’s boys and men of color. Learn more on our Speaker Series page.

Partnerships April-May 2023

May 24, 2023

Read the April-May issue of Partnerships to learn about our Equity on the Mall event, read new reports, get updates about our programs and access funding opportunities.

Join us for our Speaker Series event on May 25

May 2, 2023

Civil rights attorney and author Michelle Coles will be our guest for this virtual Speaker Series event, Past Is Prologue: Uncovering Our Past Holds the Key to a Better, More Inclusive Tomorrow. Communities across America are grappling with big questions about racial inequality. How do we effect lasting change? Join us for this insightful, hopeful talk. Learn more on our Speaker Series page.

Policy Brief: Pandemic Changes to Medi-Cal and Implications for California’s Immigrant Farmworkers

March 28, 2023

Pandemic changes to Medi-Cal made it easier for low-income Californians to stay enrolled and to access expanded services—improvements to care that may have helped immigrant farmworkers. The upcoming end of the public health emergency will reverse some of these changes, as advocates push to keep others permanent. Sierra Health Foundation supported the publication of this Public Policy Institute of California policy brief (

Partnerships – February-March 2023

March 24, 2023

Read the February-March issue of Partnerships to learn about new partners in our Community Economic Mobilization Initiative, check out the 2022 Elevate Youth California Annual Report, get information on events, meet our newest staff members and find employment opportunities.

Sierra Health Foundation invests in San Joaquin Valley and My Brother’s Keeper Sacramento

March 23, 2023

Sierra Health Foundation announced $700,000 in new grants to the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund and My Brother’s Keeper Sacramento collaborative. The Foundation seeded both programs through its nonprofit partner, The Center, to improve health in the San Joaquin Valley and among boys and men of color. The full amount will be regranted to community-based nonprofits through a collaborative investment strategy.

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Chet P. Hewitt honored as Most Admired CEO

March 21, 2023

The Sacramento Business Journal honored Chet P. Hewitt as one of the region's Most Admired CEOs in the nonprofit category. Chet serves as President and CEO of Sierra Health Foundation and CEO of The Center. Each year, the publication honors outstanding chief executives in the Sacramento metropolitan area leading for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

Photo: Chet with Kaying Hang, President of The Center and Senior Vice President of Programs and Partnerships for Sierra Health Foundation.