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Covered California Partners with Sierra Health Foundation on Outreach Grants
Programs will help rural Northern California residents understand the ACA

Covered California has announced that it will partner with Sierra Health Foundation to provide nearly $1.5 million in grants to help educate consumers in Northern California about the state’s new health insurance marketplace. Covered California will contribute $1,050,000, and Sierra Health Foundation will add $400,000, to fund three organizations that will show consumers how they can access affordable health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The newest grant programs, focusing on 24 mostly rural northern counties, are part of Covered California’s broader outreach and education strategy, which includes $43 million in grants. Grant recipients included in the Sierra Health Foundation partnership are California Family Resource Association ($600,000), Healthy Community Forum for the Greater Sacramento Region ($600,000) and Women’s Health Specialists ($250,000).

So far, Covered California has awarded $37 million in grants to 50 community-based organizations, expecting to reach nearly 9 million individuals and more than 200,000 small businesses in the state. The 50 lead grantees have subcontracted with more than 200 organizations to reach consumers throughout the state. Sierra Health Foundation is a private philanthropy focused on improving health outcomes and reducing health disparities in the Northern California.