Health Education Council

$31,946 raised by 146 donors

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“Health Happens Together”-That Means We Need You!

At HEC, we exist to improve the health outcomes of those living in the Sacramento region's historically under-served neighborhoods. 

Everything we do is about empowering people living and working in our communities’ most in-need neighborhoods to create their own solutions. 

It’s not about coming in and telling people how to fix things. It’s about listening to each neighborhood’s residents to understand what they want and need, then helping them create their own solutions.

HEC exists to connect people and organizations to each other and to the tools and resources they need to improve health outcomes and change lives in their own communities.

Giving Activity


HEC believes in improving the health of those living in historically under-served neighborhoods is essential to a community’s overall health strategy. This takes community-wide collaboration and investment—of time, money, and resources—to provide key services and build the trust required to deliver them. HEC leverages the power of collaboration to improve health outcomes in under-served communities.

In our work and on our teams, we value:

Collaboration: We leverage the power of connection and engagement.

Diversity: We invite a variety of voices to the table.

Empowerment: We seek out and support community-led ideas.

Equity: We create inclusive, accessible, and effective solutions.

Trust: We build and nurture authentic relationships.


• Health Access: HEC needs your support to bring critical services like health screenings and free fresh produce markets to families in need.

• Wellness Education: HEC needs your support to help low-income families learn the skills to be as healthy as they can. From healthy cooking on a budget to stress management HEC helps people make healthier choices.

• Economic Well-Being: HEC needs your support to bring financial education and job training programs to low-income youth and adults.

• Social Connection: HEC needs your support to provide in-person and virtual mental health screenings, and counseling in both English and Spanish.

• Community Safety: HEC needs your support to mentor youth with past trauma so they can health through small group and one-to-one activities.

Equity Statement

The Health Education Council values diversity and inclusion and treats all individuals with respect based on their merit. HEC is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. The Council does not discriminate on the basis of race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles), color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, primary language, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, breastfeeding, childbirth, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, breastfeeding, or childbirth), gender, sex stereotyping (including assumptions about a person’s appearance or behavior, gender roles, gender expression, or gender identity), marital status, domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, U.S. veteran status, U.S. military status, family care or medical leave status, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, California, or local law, rule, ordinance or regulation. We interpret these protected statuses broadly to include both the actual status and also any perceptions and assumptions made regarding these statuses.

Organization Data


Organization name

Health Education Council

other names


Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category

Health Care

Operating Budget

$1,000,001-$5 million

Organization Need

Funding: Program

Demographics Served

Youth & Children, Low-income individuals/families

BIPOC Leadership

Both the Executive Director & Board Chair

Local Counties Served

Placer, Sacramento, Yolo

Equity Statement

Equity Statement


7617 Alma Vista Way Suite C
Sacramento, CA 95831

Service areas

Sacramento County, CA, US

Yolo County, CA, US

Placer County, CA, US

Solano County, CA, US





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