The Sacramento division of the California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities initiative has launched a new website meant to be an engagement tool for the residents of South Sacramento to help take control of their health and their lives.

The BHC is an inclusive program – open to a diversity of race/ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, language, and immigrant or economic status. It places value in the differences of traditions, ideas, beliefs, needs and expectations, and view these differences as a resource for improving communities. Their oversight group, called the “Hub”, sees its role as to support the empowerment of individuals who participate, build relationships, and help to create a big-picture outlook on the place’s future. They know that to build a strong network that works together well, individuals and organizations must be encouraged to step up and offer ideas and actions for change.

Visitors to can sign up to get more information about healthy opportunities in their community, learn about the organizations that are working hard to make a difference in their neighborhood, and educate themselves so that they can become an informed citizen capable of influencing public policies. Updates to the site will come with regularity as new events are announced and accomplishments are highlighted.

Community feedback is encouraged as well. If you want to know more about what the BHC is doing in your neighborhood, you can send a message to program managers by clicking this link.