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Committee for Healthcare Improvement Meeting

Date: September 08, 2021

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

Registration Required: No

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**Appointed CHI members and presenters will receive a unique link by email to participate in this meeting.


  1. Welcome, Introductions & Announcements
    8:00 AM
    Jason Cunningham DO, CHI Chair (West County Health Centers)
  2. CHI and Behavioral Health Leadership
    Time: 8:10 AM
    Facilitator: Jason Cunningham DO, CHI Chair (West County Health Centers); Dan Schurman, Erika Klohe, Providence
    Objective: Ensure shared understanding among CHI members about Sonoma Connect and CHI Behaviorial Health Leadership Group in the context of broader work on Sonoma County’s mental health system of care and and gaps.
  3. COVID Vaccine Public Health Report (Presentation & Discussion)
    Time: 8:35 AM
    Urmila Shende MD, COVID-19 Vaccine Team Chief, Sonoma County Department of Health Services; Marshall Kubota MD, Lynn Scuri, Partnership HealthPlan
    Objectives: Inform CHI members and partners about current
    COVID case and vaccine rates, County and community planning for vaccine booster, and new resources and planning for focused outreach in response to low vaccination rates in Medi-Cal population.
  4. Proposed Aid in Dying CHI Work Group (ACTION Item)
    Time: 9:00 AM
    Jason Cunningham DO, CHI Chair
    Objective: Approve a short-term work group to develop a system for educating local medical providers toward supporting people’s choices regarding aid in dying.
  5. Committee Business
    Time: 9:15 AM
    Jason Cunningham DO, CHI Chair, West County Health Centers
    • ACTION Item: Approve CHI membership of Coastal Valleys Emergency Medical Services Agency
    • ACTION Item: Approve minutes of July 14, 2021 meeting
  6. Public Comment
    9:25 AM
  7. Recap & Adjourn
    9:28 AM

Times are approximate.
Presenters are subject to change.

Next Bi-Monthly CHI meeting:
November 10, 2021 – 8:00-9:30am

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 Unit at (707) 565-4700 or