Health Action is the framework for a community engagement effort to get people involved in creating a healthier Sonoma County. It starts at home with a personal commitment. It continues at work and school with wellness-focus policies and opportunities that encourage healthy living. It culminates in the community with a shared vision for overall good health.
Cradle to Career Sonoma County, a sub-committe of Health Action is a partnership comprised of leaders in education, non-profit, government, business and the community at large. Cradle to Career promotes and expands educational opportunities from birth to career with the goal of preparing all youth for success. View the Health Action Live Story
The collaborative includes three grantees who are funded by the Mental Health Services Act and First 5 to provide a variety of services which aim to reduce risk factors, build protective factors and skills and increase support for families with children birth to 5 yrs. The three grantees including Child Parent Institute, Early Learning Institute and Petaluma People Services Center work together to build a continuum of care that includes screening, intervention and support strategies. The collaborative also works to identify ways to integrate the work of early childhood mental health providers and build an effective system of early childhood social-emotional health.