Problem Statement: As stated in A Portrait of Sonoma County, Sonoma County Human Development Report 2014, Sonoma County aspires to be the healthiest county in California. Health Action, Sonoma County’s collective impact initiative to improve the health and well-being of all residents, has established a cross-sector approach to meet this vision. Ten broad goals and target outcomes guide strategic planning to address major determinants of health, with a strong focus on eliminating health disparities in those communities that experience the most negative health outcomes as a result of poor access to opportunity and prosperity. Our Health and Wellness programs are high impact programs that work to address health disparities within our most at-risk populations through collaborative partnerships, direct services and community education.
Goal of the Program: To decrease health disparities among low-income children by increasing the number of low-income children receiving preventive services and accessing needed medical and dental care.
Primary Activities: Preventive services including dental assessments, fluoride varnish treatments, dental sealants, health education, referrals for care, vision, hearing and vaccination screenings.