Committee for Healthcare Improvement Meeting

November 20, 2019 from 8:30 10:00 AM


1. Welcome & Introductions

Time: 8:30 AM

Facilitator: Chad Krilich MD, CHI Chair (St Joseph Health Sonoma County)

2. Public Health: Health Care Coalition Planning

Time: 8:45 AM

Presenter: Celeste Philip MD, Sonoma County Health Officer

Objective: Share information about disaster preparation and management to improve collective preparedness and response for future events.

3. Committee Business

Time: 9:00 AM

Facilitator: Chad Krilich MD, CHI Chair (St Joseph Health Sonoma County)

  • ACTION: Approve Sept 18, 2019 meeting minutes

4. Vaping and e-cigarettes (Presentation and Discussion)

Time:  9:10 AM

Presenters: Terese Voge and Ariel Thomas-Urlik, Sonoma County Department of Health Services

Objectives: Inform CHI members and seek health system organizations buy-in to:

  • Pilot/adopt effective primary care/clinical screening protocol for vaping
  • Support clinical staff education on vaping and training for screening protocol
  • Champion/support implementation of e-referrals to CA Smokers Helpline in EMRs

5. Evaluation Results of Social Determinants Screening Implementation in Community Health Centers (Presentation and Discussion)

Time: 9:30 AM

Presenters: Michelle Rosaschi and Lilian Merino, Redwood Community Health Coalition


  • Share results, success, challenges, and lessons learned through implementation of social determinants screening in FQHCs
  • Discuss social determinants screening implementation plans/status in other healthcare organizations
  • Assess potential interest in shared planning and collaboration to align healthcare and social care

6. Public Comment

Time: 9:50 AM

7. Recap & Adjourn

Time: 9:55 AM

CHI meetings are open to the public. Persons wishing to address the committee are invited to speak during the public comment period. For information on access for persons with disabilities or to review materials prior to the meeting, contact Department of Health Services – Health Policy, Planning & Evaluation, 1450 Neotomas Avenue, Suite 200, Santa Rosa, CA 95405,

Contact Information

Lori Houston

Sonoma County Department of Health Services

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