Cleaner Air Partnership
The Partnership is a 22-year-old air-quality collaboration between the business, public health and environmental communities working to meet clean air standards to protect health and promote economic growth. Breathe California of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails, the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce and Valley Vision are at the center of the Partnership and participating members include a wide network of air quality leaders from government, business, community, public health and concerned citizens. Valley Vision is also the day-to-day project manager for the Partnership. Reducing the area’s high ozone and particulate pollution levels is the chief focus of the Partnership today.
SACOG has won a $1.5m planning grant as part of the new federal Sustainable Communities program. The award announcement, made Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, is among the first awards in the U.S. Created and submitted by SACOG with the aid of many partner organizations, the grant will help us accelerate transit oriented development, support integrative land use planning, and improve regional coordination. Valley Vision will serve as a lead partner, a co-convener, and as a strategic advisor to the effort.
2013 Community Health Needs Assessment
The 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is a group effort by the four not-for-profit healthcare systems in the Greater Sacramento region. Every three years community needs assessments are done to measure and improve the health status of our region's two million residents.
Safety Net System Development
Based off of findings from the Community Health Needs Assessment, Valley Vision is working to build the capacity of the safety net system of care in Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, and Solano Counties.
ION Research and Workshop
The Collab Lab - some problems get so large that only the efforts of multiple organizations functioning as a collective can solve them. We call these collectives Inter-Organizational Networks, or IONs for short. Some IONs are effective in solving large problems while others fail to accomplish their stated goals. What makes the difference? Here at Valley Vision we are deepening our understanding of the critical factors that drive ION success, and bringing this knowledge to the region in our interactive workshop - the Collab Lab.
Green Capital Alliance
The Green Capital Alliance aims to achieve two equally important goals—making our growing clean technology sector a defining feature of our economy and making the six-county Sacramento region a leader in sustainability. The Green Capital Alliance unites employers, academic and research institutions, economic development and community organizations, and local governments behind this shared purpose. Valley Vision is pleased to serve as the project manager and the lead staff for The Green Capital Alliance, helping to align the efforts of our partner organizations.
"Connected Capital Area" Broadband Consortium
The “Connected Capital Area” Broadband Consortium (CCABC) is a regional broadband coalition which seeks to identify and coordinate strategic broadband investments in the Sacramento Region aimed at improving broadband infrastructure, access and adoption.
Broadband as a Green Strategy
Working with the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) to research the potential of broadband as a “green strategy” to reduce impacts on the environment, Valley Vision conducted an assessment of research that quantifies GHG emission reductions due to broadband-driven applications to determine the feasibility of developing a protocol that enables the monetization of emission reductions for use in a carbon trading system.
The work focused on the broadband-driven application areas of E-Learning and Telecommuting for Work, Telehealth and Telemedicine, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Efficient Energy Use and Smart Grid, and Smart Buildings.
Regional Food Access Project
This Valley Vision project will form a collaborative to support the integration of regional food policies that prioritizes the elimination of health disparities and ensures sustainable food access to low income communities. By virtue of its membership and access to local, regional, state, and federal policy makers, the Food System Collaborative (FSC) will improve access to healthy, culturally-appropriate food for all residents, support the viability of producers, and contribute to healthy community design outcomes that improve social and physical environments. The methodology and approach will be replicable to benefit other areas of California in similar need.
The Hunger Project
Valley Vision is joining the Community Services Planning Council (CSPC) to develop a plan to alleviate hunger in Sacramento County, supported by a one-year Hunger-Free Communities Grant from the USDA. As a partner, Valley Vision will conduct detailed research to determine system-level causes of hunger in the County while CSPC researches causes of hunger among individuals in Sacramento County. Data from both studies will be combined to create an Action Plan.