Hearts of Sonoma County
Hearts of Sonoma County is a cardiovascular health initiative with the goal to reduce heart attacks and strokes as a leading cause of premature death and disability in Sonoma County. Hearts of Sonoma County is improving cardiovascular disease prevention and management through active collaboration across healthcare organizations, community and social service partner organizations, and community members to inspire good health and achieve health equity.
Hearts of Sonoma members and partners are local leaders of clinical and community-based organizations. Hearts of Sonoma County members and partners meet monthly to:
- Share best practices, information, and updates
- Engage in collaborative learning, discussions, and strategizing
- Make decisions and take action to advance the goals of the initiative.
Meetings are open to the public. See calendar for more meeting information.
In 2014, the Committee for Healthcare Improvement launched Hearts of Sonoma County as a countywide Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Initiative. HSC aligned with the Center for Disease Control's national Million Hearts campaign, to reduce heart attacks and strokes by reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. The initiative was also inspired by Kaiser Permanente's highly successful Preventing Hearts Attacks and Strokes Everyday (PHASE) initiative that has dramatically decreased cardiovascular events and procedures among Kaiser members. Community health centers and other primary care clinical organizations across Sonoma County have adopted and implemented elements of PHASE and continue to share best practices across the local healthcare system as part of a grant cohort supported by Kaiser Permanente Northern California. Learn more about what we do.