Community Health Center Capacity Building Program Implementation Launch

Photo (left to right): Robert Kamrath, Cares Community Health; Chris Kelsch, Winters Healthcare; Elizabeth Cassin, Elica Health Centers; Lisa Davies, Chapa-De Indian Health Program, Inc.; and Jonathan Porteus, WellSpace Health.

On Sept. 26, 2013, we launched the Sacramento Region Health Care Partnership’s Community Health Center Capacity Building Program and announced nearly $1.4 million in grant funding for five community health centers: Cares Community Health, Chapa-De Indian Health Program, Inc., Elica Health Centers, WellSpace Health and Winters Healthcare Foundation.

The $1.4 million in grants is part of Sierra Health Foundation’s $3 million commitment to strengthen the region's primary care safety net.

Leaders from Dignity Health, Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health and UC Davis Health System partnered with Sierra Health Foundation at the launch and spoke about the importance of community health centers in our region. Sierra Health Foundation President and CEO Chet P. Hewitt and Congresswoman Doris Matsui (via video) spoke about the significance of building capacity in preparation for the newly insured.

With full implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Sacramento Region will have approximately 227,500 newly insured residents. Each community health center will receive grants over two years to implement breakthrough improvements to patient care and coordination in the Sacramento region.

Learn more about the Sacramento Region Health Care Partnership.