How do you improve the health of a whole county? That’s the challenge that Sonoma Health Action is tackling.
The number of uninsured in Sonoma County is estimated at over 42,000 and growing. Physicians continue to leave the community and specialists are in short supply. District hospitals are struggling financially as the competitive pressures of a rapidly changing health care marketplace continue to threaten and destabilize an already broken health care system.
Sonoma County is not alone in experiencing the impacts of the health care situation. Communities throughout the state have come together seeking solutions at the local level. On August 14, 2007, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors authorized the Department of Health Services to convene a health action council to work on improving health and health care for all Sonoma County residents.
Visit their website here .
To take the Health Action Survey, click here .
There's a schedule of upcoming public meetings hosted by Health Action here (pdf).