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California Youth Substance Use Disorder Prevention Program: Standard Track

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California Department of Health Care Services, The Center at Sierra Health Foundation
Sep 27, 2021

The Sierra Health Foundation and California Department of Health Care Services are providing funding and technical assistance to expand youth and young adult substance use prevention through policy, systems, and environmental change using youth activism, mentorship, and peer-led support. The program focus is on youth in low-income rural and urban areas of California.

The Center is seeking applications from community-based organizations and tribal organizations that:

  • Support youth engagement that focuses on youth activism specifically in communities disproportionately impacted by drug policies
  • Reflect the communities disproportionately impacted by past and current drug policies and criminalized for substance use disorder
  • Develop culturally and linguistically appropriate social justice youth development, peer-to-peer support and mentoring programs that are healing-centered, trauma-informed and focused on youth ages 12-26
  • Utilize an intersectional approach to health equity through policy, systems, and environmental change

A list of examples of potential activities is provided in the application instructions.


Eligible applicants are nonprofit, community-based organizations, tribal organizations, and coalitions in California with demonstrated experience partnering with young people of color and other marginalized communities.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Up to $1,000,000 for 3 year project period.

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application portal are available on the program website.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Children and youth · Community and faith-based initiatives · Culture and cultural competency · Health disparities · Policy · Poverty · Stigma · Substance use and misuse · Trauma-informed care · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · California

Organizations (1)

  • California Department of Health Care Services, view details

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