A Portrait of Sonoma County
"Portraits" of Sonoma County Reflect on Impact
As a reflection on the Portrait's impact at the one-year anniversary from its release, community organizations participated in a social media project to literally "frame" how they're using the report in their work.
Whether through strategic planning, program development, applying or funding grant applications, communicating with partners and the community, or simply understanding the community, the Portrait has had a profound influence. Read our Press Release and find out more.
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Overview of the Portrait
A Portrait of Sonoma County, released on May 20, 2014, is an in-depth look at how the residents of Sonoma County are faring in three fundamental areas: life expectancy, education, and income. The report examines disparities within Sonoma County among neighborhoods and along the lines of race, ethnicity, and gender, and helps identify specific geographic places and populations in the County where we have the potential to positively affect long-term health outcomes. The Portrait draws connections between the multiple factors that influence health. Read our Press Release and find out more.
Visit the Measure of America website to view key findings, interactive maps, data tables, and to download the full report in English and Spanish
Health Action Alignment with the Portrait
Health Action, a countywide collective impact initiative, uses A Portrait of Sonoma County and the report's Agenda for Action to inform Health Action's strategy in these areas:
is led by Cradle to Career
is led by the Committee for Healthcare Improvement
is led by the Economic Wellness Initiative
As Health Action begins the development on its next 3-year Action Plan (2017-2020), the Health Action Council is committed to integrate the Portrait's data and Agenda for Action.
View Health Action's Current 3-year Action Plan (2013-2016) (PDF)
Agenda for Action
The Portrait lays out concrete population and place-based recommendations
(PDF) to respond to the report.
Local community health improvement groups are using the Portrait to create policy, system, and environmental change on a local level.
Responding to the Portrait's Agenda for Action, many communities are examining their tobacco ordinances to redouble anti-tobacco efforts.
The community is leveraging the Portrait
to advance the vision of Universal Preschool Access, including recently funding a Preschool Facilities Grant Program and being selected among five communities nationwide to receive technical assistance to develop innovative funding strategies.