2017 Community Grantees


Greater Sacramento Service Area awarded $928,658.00 to collaborative organizations administering programs that address priority health needs: Access to Behavioral Health Services; Active Living and Healthy Eating; Access to High Quality Health Care and Services; Disease Prevention, Management and Treatment; Safe, Crime and Violence Free Communities; and Basic Needs.

Sacramento County

Downtown Sacramento Homeless Mental Health Outreach: This collaborative focuses on connecting homeless individuals with the appropriate services such as mental health, emergency shelter/housing, and other resources as necessary through the coordinated entry system.

  • Lead Organization: Sacramento Steps Forward
  • Partners: TLCS and Loaves & Fishes

Healthy Women and Families: Provides an easily accessible, strong safety net to victims of commercial sexual exploitation and at-risk young women. The program will help stabilize and ensure that the most vulnerable receive a coordinated system of support capable of addressing the individual and family needs that often lead to a pattern of continued abuse, exploitation, and poor health outcomes.

  • Lead Organization: Community Against Sexual Harm (CASH)
  • Partners: City of Refuge and Chicks in Crisis

Recreate for Health: Focused on bringing youth, who may not otherwise have access to recreation, to the outdoors for positive, healthy experiences and activity led by adults who are positive role models.

  • Lead Organization: American River Parkway Foundation
  • Partners: Always Knocking and Bike Lab

Navigation to Wellness: The program focuses on decreasing the over utilization of hospital services by individuals with behavioral health problems through the use of a Wellness Navigation Team that supports and provides individuals with a warm hand off to public general behavioral health services.

  • Lead Organization: Turning Point Community Programs
  • Partners: Consumer Self Help Center, Strategies for Change and NAMI

WayUp Station: The program directly addresses access to high-quality health care and also addresses basic needs of families in the Oak Park community. WayUp Station venue expansion will include the Oak Park Community Center, Sacramento Food Bank and at the 10 Oak Park public and charter schools.

  • Lead Organization: WayUp Sacramento
  • Partners: Sacramento Covered and WellSpace Health

Food Exploration and School Transformation (FEAST): Through this partnership, the FEAST team will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of their local food system, helping students understand the impact of their food choices on their health, economy and environment, and importantly, empowering students to increase their consumption of vegetables.

  • Lead Organization: Food Literacy Center
  • Partners: Soil Born Farms, Health Education Council and Sacramento City Unified School District (in-kind)

Patient Support Network, Reducing Barriers to Health: Focuses on increasing access to health care and healthy foods. The program expands the current patient navigator program at Sacramento Covered to co-locate health navigators at two Federally Qualified Health Centers to streamline the referral process. The project also incorporates a Food Pharmacy element which encourages the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables as means to improve health outcomes.

  • Lead Organization: Sacramento Covered
  • Partners: Peach Tree Health, Sacramento Native American Health Center and Sacramento Food Bank and Family Service

Health Access Response Team (HART) Partnership: Provides intensive case management to individuals with complex needs by assisting with access to appropriate health care services including both primary and behavioral health. The program with provide ongoing support and utilize community based resources that are most qualified to meet the specific needs of the target population.

  • Lead Organization: Wind Youth Services
  • Partners: Gender Health Center and Harm Reduction Services

Yolo County

Enhanced Mental health Crisis and Follow-up: This strategic partnership aims to address the limited access to behavioral health services by improving communication and collaboration abilities of the nonprofit agencies involved.  This collaboration will facilitate direct referrals, increase the number of individuals served and decrease delays in service.  The program focuses on building a continuum of care in the community for mental health care.

  • Lead Organization: Suicide Prevention of Yolo County
  • Partners: Yolo Community Care Continuum, and Yolo Family Service Agency

Nevada County

Integrated Care Coordination for Family Wellness: The partnership focuses on Care Transition Coaching (CTI) and Patient Navigation between organizations and services for a "no wrong door" system of referral, coordination entry, and navigation care across organizations to improve health outcomes. This proposal includes coordination of services on-site at the hospital by FREED and CoRR to increase access to behavioral health, quality health care, and disease prevention and management services. The collaboration will expand efforts to focus on increasing access to substance use resources. 

  • Lead Organization: FREED Center for Independent Living
  • Partners: Community Recovery Resource (CoRR) and Western Sierra Medical Clinic