Hearts of Sonoma County Virtual Meeting

May 5, 2021 from 8:00 9:30 AM

Please use this link to join the zoom meeting:


Passcode: 902928

By Telephone: +1 669 900 6833

Webinar ID: 845 4848 3005

Passcode: 902928


1. Welcome & Announcements

Time: 8:00 AM-8:15 AM

Facilitator: Cathryn Couch, Ceres Community Project and Hearts Leadership Team

Welcome and Mission

Group check-in using Mentimeter

Review agenda

2. Food Insecurity & Health

Time: 8:15 AM-8:35 AM

Facilitators/Presenters: Cathryn Couch, Ceres Community Project and Hearts Leadership Team

Objective: Provide a shared foundation for understanding why addressing food and nutrition security is a key strategy for reducing CVD prevalence and improving CVD outcomes. Understand the opportunities available through federal grant programs and CalAIM MediCal roll-out starting January 2022. Hear an overview of current efforts to leverage these opportunities.

3. RCHC Food Champions – Efforts at Community Health Centers

Time: 8:35 AM-8:50 AM

Facilitators/Presenters: Michelle Rosaschi, Redwood Community Health Coalition

Objective: Get updated on RCHC’s Food Champion’s roundtables and efforts at community health centers to address food and nutrition insecurity.

4. Group Discussion

Time: 8:50 AM-9:10 AM

Facilitators/Presenters: Michelle Rosaschi, Redwood Community Health Coalition, and Cathryn Couch, Ceres Community Project and Hearts Leadership Team

Objective: Hear from other HSC partners about their efforts to identify and address food and nutrition insecurity among their patients. Gather input from members on whether and how to define specific POI strategies related to improving food and nutrition insecurity. Should this be a work group?

  • What should HSC be doing to support addressing food and nutrition insecurity as a risk factor for CVD?

5. Hearts of Sonoma County Committee Business

Time: 9:10 AM-9:25 AM

Facilitators: Cathryn Couch, HSC Leadership Team

  • ACTION: Approve April 2021 minutes
  • JUNE MEETING UPDATE – Cathryn Couch
  • DATA SHARING UPDATE – Lori Houston
  • ANNOUNCEMENT: Ariel Thomas-Urlik, Sonoma Tobacco & Nicotine Prevention Team

6. Public Comment

Time: 9:25 AM

7. Recap & Adjourn

Time: 9:30 AM

Next Membership Meeting: June 2, 2021, 8:00 AM

Times are approximate. Facilitators/presenters are subject to change.

More Information:

Hearts of Sonoma County Program Manager—Cathryn Couch – ccouch@ceresproject.org or (707) 829-5833 ext. 132

Hearts of Sonoma County Program Administrative Support—Reilly Briggs – rbriggs@ceresproject.org or (707) 829-5833 ext. 136

Committee for Healthcare Improvement Coordinator – Lori Houston - Lori.Houston@sonoma-county.org or (707) 565-5366

Note: Meetings are open to the public. Persons wishing to address Hearts of Sonoma County are invited to speak during the Public Comment period. For information on access for persons with disabilities, contact Department of Health Services, 1450 Neotomas Avenue, Suite 201 Santa Rosa, CA 95405, (707) 565-4700 or through the California Relay Service by dialing 711.