Hearts of Sonoma County Virtual Meeting

Date: December 01, 2021

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

Registration Required: No

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Webinar ID: 970 4920 2142

Passcode: 620143

*Hearts of Sonoma County members will receive unique zoom link by email to join this meeting.

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US: +1 (669) 900-9128


1. Welcome & Announcements

Time: 8:00 AM-8:10 AM

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

Welcome and Mission

Group check-in: Share one thing you are looking forward to this holiday season.

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2. Hearts of Sonoma County Committee Business

Time: 8:10 AM-8:25 AM

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

  • ACTION: Approve November 3, 2021 meeting minutes
    • DATA SHARING UPDATE: Lori Houston, Department of Health Services
    • Margaux Permutt, SRCH: Report out on the Healthy Hearts California webinar: Improving Cardiovascular Disease Management: Addressing Heart Disease through Advancements in Health Information Technology
    • Ariel Thomas-Urlik, Impact Tobacco Team: Petaluma City Council First reading of a tobacco retail license

3. Community Health Workers: Framing the Opportunity


Time: 8:25 AM-8:55 AM

Facilitators/Presenters: Karissa Moreno, Executive Director, Center for Well-Being and Cathryn Couch, CEO, Ceres Community Project

Objective: Provide an overview of who community health workers (CHW) are, the range of roles they can play in preventing and treating cardiovascular disease (including upstream SDOH work), how they can be licensed and reimbursed, and the past and current work that Hearts of Sonoma County and member agencies have been doing to support CHW workforce development and integration into care teams. Understand the opportunities to build on work that emerged during COVID as well as new opportunities under CalAIM.

4. CDC Funded Community Health Worker Project (Presentation)

Time: 8:55 AM-9:05 AM

Facilitators/Presenters: Kim Caldewey, Public Health Section Manager, Sonoma County Department of Public Health

Objective: Learn about the new CDC funded grant that the county received to support the development of a CHW workforce. Explore which Hearts members are participating in this project and what is the opportunity to advance cardiovascular health.

5. Community Health Worker Discussion

Time: 9:05 – 9:25 AM

Facilitators/Presenters: Karissa Moreno, Executive Director, Center for Well Being

Objective: Assess which Hearts members are currently exploring opportunities to develop a CHW workforce, discuss how Hearts members are participating in CHW grant projects (CDC grant/ Sonoma Connect/ First 5/ CHW Clinical Integration Pilot), and explore how Hearts and Hearts members can leverage these grant-funded opportunities to be poised to transition to advance payment reform via CalAIM to strengthen integration of CHWs in order to improve cardiovascular health in Sonoma County.

6. Public Comment

Time: 9:25 AM

7. Recap & Adjourn

Time: 9:30 AM

Next Membership Meeting: January 5, 2022, 8:00-9:30 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 Administrative Support – Autumn Johns – ajohns@ceresproject.org or (707) 829-5833

Committee for Healthcare Improvement Coordinator – Lori Houston - Lori.Houston@sonoma-county.org

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.