The Sacramento County African American Behavioral Health Program is a three-year partnership with the Sacramento County Behavioral Health Department. The program’s goal is to increase both accessibility and quality of trauma-informed community outreach and engagement strategies that support mental health and wellness for the African American/Black community. The program will serve all ages and genders across the life span and work closely with community-based organizations serving this population. An African American Behavioral Health Committee will oversee the implementation of partners’ grant activities, and the leveraging and strengthening of relationships with community-based organizations, nonprofit organizations, public sector institutions, agencies and other funders to advance health, well-being and equity in Sacramento County.
The Program Officer will be responsible for day-to-day implementation and management of the Sacramento County African American Behavioral Health Program. The Program Officer will support community partners to build their capacity for policy and systems change, coordinate program hub activities, and oversee and monitor community partners’ grant activities. The Program Officer also will leverage and strengthen relationships with community-based organizations, nonprofit organizations, public sector institutions and agencies, and other funders to advance health, well-being and equity in the region consistent with program goals.