REACH Community Action Strategy
The largest REACH strategy is Community Action, which supports California Capital Region coalitions in making positive changes for their youth. Through a competitive application process in early 2006, Sierra Health Foundation and a team of nationally recognized youth development experts chose seven community coalitions that will be funded over four years.
The coalitions were selected because of their high potential for improving conditions for young people in their communities. What they all have in common is a passion for their youth, an understanding of youth development principles and what youth need, as well as what it takes to create a cohesive coalition in their communities.
Sierra Health has committed almost $5 million to these seven coalitions to create positive opportunities for their youth. In 2006, coalitions in El Dorado Hills, Galt, Meadowview, Rancho Cordova, South Sacramento, West Sacramento and Woodland were awarded nine-month planning grants of $75,000 each to assess their community's strengths, challenges, resources and readiness to improve conditions for youth and create a plan of action. In 2007, the seven coalitions were awarded implementation grants of $600,000, which will be distributed over three years.
In 2008, Sierra Health expanded REACH Community Action funding with $75,000 planning grants to coalitions in Vacaville and Yuba City-Marysville.
Community Action Coalitions
- Cordova Community Collaborative for Healthy Children and Families
- Galt Area Youth Coalition
- Sacramento ACT Meadowview Partnership
- South Sacramento Coalition for Future Leaders
- Vacaville Youth Roundtable
- Vision Coalition of El Dorado Hills
- West Sacramento Youth Resources Coalition
- Woodland Coalition for Youth
- Yuba-Sutter Youth