Healthy Sacramento Coalition Background

The Healthy Sacramento Coalition formed in 2011. Led by Sierra Health Foundation, the coalition quickly gained momentum and grew to include more than 60 members.

In September 2011, Sierra Health Foundation was awarded a $499,229 Community Transformation Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which, along with Sierra Health Foundation, supported 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 was 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.