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Conclusion & Next Steps

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The purpose of the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) process is to develop and document key information on the health and wellbeing of Sonoma County residents. The CHNA will be used by the hospital partners to develop community health benefit plans as required by the Affordable Care Act and the State of California. The Sonoma County 2013 CHNA will also be made available as a resource to the broader community. It is hoped that, in this way, the CHNA be a useful resource for further communitywide health improvement efforts.

Please visit for copies of each organization's implementation plan and for more information about community health issues in Sonoma County.