A Portrait of Sonoma County 2014

"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

portrait-of-sonoma-county-200.jpgA 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, dedicated to improving health and well-being and achieving greater equity across Sonoma County, used A Portrait of Sonoma County to create its Framework for Action that categorizes its priorities in alignment with the Human Development Index.


A Long and Healthy Life
 - See Health

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Educational Attainment
- See Education


A Comfortable Standard of Living
- See Income

For more information, visit Sonoma Health Action

Agenda for Action

The Portrait lays out concrete population and place-based recommendations (PDF) to respond to the report.
Health Action thumbnail Local community health improvement groups are using the Portrait to create policy, system, and environmental change on a local level.

breathe-easy-75.jpgResponding to the Portrait's Agenda for Action, many communities are examining their tobacco ordinances to redouble anti-tobacco efforts.

Cradle to Career thumbnail 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.

Contact Information

A Portrait of Sonoma County

Nora Mallonee Brand

Administrative Services Officer II
Health Policy, Planning and Evaluation Unit
Contact us by Phone
Health Services Administration
1450 Neotomas Avenue

Suite 200

Santa Rosa, CA 95405
38.433274, -122.684236


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Community Engagement

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Approach to large-scale social change.

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Focuses on these different aspects of individual and community.

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Seeks to eliminate poverty in Sonoma County

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