Community Health Initiative of the Petaluma Area (CHIPA)

The Community Health Initiative of the Petaluma Area (CHIPA) is an Advisory Committee of the Petaluma Health Care District (PHCD) Board of Directors and a local chapter of Health Action.

 

CHIPA seeks to provide leadership in identifying community health priorities and taking action to engage in policy, system and environmental change to improve local health. This is accomplished through collaboration and partnerships with key community, health care and business leaders, local capacity building, and alignment with Health Action goals.

 

CHIPA is guided by the five tenets of the Collective Impact approach to achieve lasting improvements in the health of our community. 

 

 

What is Health Action?

Health Action's vision is that Sonoma County is a healthy place for all residents to live, work and play. The mission of Health Action is to mobilize community partnerships and resources to achieve equity and improve health for all in Sonoma County.

Health Action Chapters like CHIPA are harnessing the power of place. To learn more about Health Action Chapters,
click here.

 

 

What are the Priorities of CHIPA?

 

PHCD focuses on five community health priority areas based on the greatest needs of our community: 1) access to health services, 2) mental health and substance abuse, 3) heart health and healthy food consumption, 4) educational attainment and early childhood education (Cradle to Career), and 5) housing affordability and equity.

 

CHIPA is currently leading three work groups to address these priorities:

 

Heart Health

Promote efforts that address cardiovascular health, obesity, food insecurity and access to healthy food, and increase opportunities for active living in the community.

 

Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Increase awareness of mental health prevalence and services, lead efforts around community resiliency and education on trauma-informed practices, and address and reduce substance abuse and addiction.

 

Cradle to Career

Work to ensure every child enters kindergarten ready to succeed, every child is supported in and out of school, and every young adult is prepared for and completes the highest level of education or training to achieve career readiness.

 

To learn more about CHIPA or the three workgroups, please contact Halley Cloud, Community Health Program Manager, at hcloud@phcd.org or (707) 285-2143 x134.

 

 

Want to Get Involved?

 

CHIPA has more than 100 members representing a diverse cross-sector of our community. Current members include: local nonprofits and service providers, schools, early childhood educators, Sonoma County employees, health care providers, business leaders, police, city officials, farmers and most importantly, community residents.

 

 

2019 Meeting Schedule

 

General Meetings

Where: Petaluma Health Care District, 1425 N. McDowell Blvd., Room 100 (lobby conference room)

General meetings are open to the public and held quarterly. They offer the opportunity for shared learning, presentations from local leaders and providers, updates on health priority actions, and member discussion. CHIPA general meeting agendas and minutes can be found here.

 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 | Read meeting minutes

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | Read meeting minutes

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | Read meeting minutes

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | 12:00 – 1:30 pm (11:30 networking lunch)

RSVP here

 

 

Work Group Meetings

Where: Petaluma Health Care District, 1425 N. McDowell Blvd., Room 100 (lobby conference room)

 

Heart Health Work Group

Meets 3rd Mondays of the month

Monday, September 16, 2019 | 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Monday, November 18, 2019 | 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Monday, December 16, 2019 | 12:00 – 1:30 pm

RSVP here

 

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Work Group

Meets 3rd Thursdays of the month

Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Thursday, December 19, 2019 | 12:00 – 1:30 pm

RSVP here

 

Cradle to Career Work Group

There are no meetings scheduled at this time. If you would like to receive updates on the community work related to this work group, please sign up here

 

 

CHIPA Youth Members

 

The experiences, knowledge and connections of our young people are critical to our collective understanding of the health of our community. CHIPA Youth Members are active participants in CHIPA and its Work Groups. They bring a powerful perspective to our work and propose unique ideas for addressing needs and supporting assets in our community. In addition, CHIPA Youth Members gain valuable leadership experience, make connections to local industry leaders, and learn alongside their CHIPA Adult Ally.

To learn about our CHIPA Youth Member program, click here.

 


                     
 

CHIPA video introduction from KRCB TV22 on Vimeo.

 

Here's a great little video of Little Free Libraries being constructed for placement by the Cradle to Career work group at five Burbank Housing communities in Petaluma.



































     
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