Skip to Content

News Index

June 01, 2018 | Health Action

Impact Report

The QuarterlyImpact Report highlights the actions and outcomes of the collective work ofHealth Action since the most recent Health Action Council meeting. Read full story

March 21, 2017 | Health Action

Opioid Resource Letter for Providers

California Department of Public Health Director and State Health Officer, Dr. Karen Smith, in conjunction with the Statewide Opioid Safety (SOS) Workgroup, has developed an opioid resource letter for providers who see patients and write prescriptions for pain management. Read full story

February 03, 2017 | Health Action

Six Communities Ready and Able to Take the (Transformation) Plunge

For close to a decade, Health Action has worked tirelessly to improve health and achieve equity in a region with vast disparities. Read full story

January 23, 2017 | Health Action

Sonoma County implements new opioid prescribing guidelines

After more than a year, Sonoma County health care providers finally have a set of standardized opioid prescription guidelines that experts hope will allow doctors to better manage patients’ pain, while curbing the spread of opioid addiction. Read full story

June 01, 2016 | Health Action

The Opioid Epidemic in Sonoma County

The misuse and abuse of drugs, particularly prescription opioids, is a growing prob-lem in Sonoma County, the state of California and the United States. Overdose deaths from drugs obtained both legally and illegally now exceed all other causes of injury-related deaths both locally and nationally, and they take more lives than traffic accidents. Read full story

March 14, 2016 | Health Action

CDC Issues Prescriber Call to Action

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed and published the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain to provide recommendations for the prescribing of opioid pain medication for patients 18 and older in primary care settings. Read full story