Exemplary Health Equity Practice Award
2014 Awardee | SONOMA COUNTY | Exemplary Medium County Practice
The Sonoma County Department of Health Services application highlights Health Action, a countywide cross-sector coalition of leaders aimed at improving health and health equity in Sonoma County. Established in 2007, Health Action developed a framework that reflects the key determinants of a health community, with a particular emphasis on social determinants of health including income, education, community connectedness and the built environment. In 2012, Health Action began employing a strategic focus on economic security, educational attainment and health system improvement through dedicated subcommittees. The work is supported by a Portrait of Sonoma County, a composite measure and report on health, education and income indicators.