Committee for Health Care Improvement

Date: November 10, 2021

Time: 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Registration Required: No

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Webinar ID: 995 5906 6344
Passcode: 758072
To join this meeting by phone: (669)900-9128
**Appointed CHI members and presenters will receive a unique link by email to participate in this meeting.


  1. Welcome, Introductions & Announcements

    Time: 8:00 AM
    Facilitator: Jason Cunningham DO, CHI Chair (West County Health Centers)

  2. COVID Vaccine Public Health Report (Presentation & Discussion)Time: 8:10 AM

    Presenter: Urmila Shende MD, COVID-19 Vaccine Team Chief, Sonoma County Department of Health Services
    Objective: Inform CHI members and partners about current COVID case and vaccine rates and County-community planning for pediatric vaccines and boosters

  3. CARES Act Community Health Worker Grant Project

    Time: 8:30 AM
    Presenter: Kim Caldewey, Public Health Section Manager, Sonoma County Department of Health Services
    Objective: Inform CHI members about a project to enhance and expand the community health worker (CHW) workforce in Sonoma County as part of a national program to support COVID-19 response and prevention in communities at high risk and most impacted by the pandemic.

  4. Committee Business

    Time: 8:40 AM
    Facilitator: Jason Cunningham DO, CHI Chair, West County Health Centers
    Action Item: Approve minutes of September 8, 2021 meeting
    Healthcare Policy Watch
    Presenter: Max Perrey, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Redwood Community Health Coalition
    Objective: Review current and emerging policy issues at the local, state, and federal levels that affect the local healthcare delivery system and/or landscape, and may represent opportunities for collective action.

  5. Health Action Transition Progress Report

    Time: 8:55 AM
    Facilitators: Jason Cunningham DO, CHI Chair, West County Health Centers; Dan Schurman, Providence Sonoma County; Andrea Garfia, Sutter Health
    Objective: Report on the process and progress with transitioning Health Action to an independent public-private partnership.

  6. Public Comment

    Time: 9:20 AM
    Recap & Adjourn
    Time: 9:25 AM
  7. Recap & Adjourn

    Times are approximate.
    Presenters are subject to change.

    Next CHI Meeting:
    Next Bi-Monthly CHI meeting
    January 13, 2022 – 8:00-9:30am

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