Who We Are

The Alliance (SSVMSA) is the volunteer arm of the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society.  Membership is composed of spouses/significant other of physicians, physicians, physicians in training, medical students, and friends of medicine.

What We Do

The Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of health in our community through education, community health project funding, medical student and nursing scholarships, as well as give volunteer support of community projects (all while having fun & making friends). With the state and national alliances we develop awareness, action and advocacy for quality health care legislation and actively participate in their projects.

These are some of the things we accomplished this past year:

  • Community Grants for 2018 were awarded in the amount of $55,600, for programs throughout greater Sacramento region: Sacramento Loaves & Fishes, Elica Health Center, River City Food Bank, Society for the Blind, St. John’s Program for Real Change, Women’s Empowerment, Yes2Kollege Educational Resources.
  • Nursing scholarships were awarded in the amount of $22,750 to five deserving nursing students from American River College, CSUS, Sacramento City College, and UC Davis.
  • Holiday Sharing Card raised $22,000 benefiting: SSVMSA's Community Endowment Fund ($12,300) and SSVMS’s Medical Student Scholarship Fund ($7,760 increased from $6,000).
  • The Art of Medicine (AOM) auction was a huge success bringing in over $140,000. Planning is now underway for the  2020 AOM.
  • Distribution of the directory “Community Resources for Older Adults.”
  • Social Activities: Monthly “Lunch Bunch”, date nights, book club, annual Napa wine trip, tango lessons!
  • Volunteering at the WEAVE center and Loaves and Fishes, and adding some family oriented Volunteer Days in the 2018/2019 calendar year.
  • Formed a team to support our local Colorectal Cancer 5K run.
Membership in the Alliance allows you to be directly involved in our projects, activities and events; however, even if you do not have time to actively participate in our projects or can only participate occasionally, your dues are very important.

We are looking forward to another year of promoting health in our community and having you as a member.

Mary Sterner-Sosa, President


CLICK  to download the PDF application or complete the form to the right. 

Please complete the membership application and return it along with your check OR credit card authorization to Treasurer: 

Kathy Greenhalgh
39034 Black Hawk Place
Davis, CA 95616

Your membership in the Alliance is very important to our continued efforts to promote good health in our community.   Your membership increases the Alliance’s ability to speak with a stronger voice to the health concerns of our community.  Membership in the Alliance allows you to be directly involved in our projects, activities, and events; however, even if you do not have time to actively participate in our projects, or can only participate occasionally, your dues are very important as they support our grants, projects, and scholarships.  A one year membership is from July 1st through June 30th.

Membership Levels

  • Member: married, divorced spouses, and domestic partners of physician; physicians; individuals eligible for Associate Membership. Dues: $60
  • Associate Member: retired physicians and their spouses; widows of physicians; medical students and house staff members and their spouses. Dues: $40
  • Honorary Members: open to those who have been awarded Honorary status.  It is also for members in good standing who are 90 years of age. Dues: $0 *Honorary members please return membership form to ensure your name appears in the member directory.
  • Friends of the Alliance:  open to interested persons who are not eligible for Alliance membership.  Friends will appear in the directory and receive mailings about our activities and upcoming events.   Dues: $25
  • National Membership:  National membership is now billed directed by the AMA Alliance. Please see their website ( for more details.
  • Free 1st Year Membership for all new members, and to Medical Students, Interns, Residents, Fellows and their spouses/significant others.

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