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Sustainable Sonoma

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Sustainable Sonoma is a platform for organizations and community stakeholders to come to the table for the benefit of Sonoma Valley. Our core partners are working together to build a common agenda, shared measurement systems, mutually reinforcing act...

Hearts of Sonoma

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Hearts of Sonoma County is a cardiovascular disease risk reduction initiative, that seeks to achieve access to high-value, well-coordinated, patient-centered care for all Sonoma County residents. The goal of the CRR-Million Hearts initiative is to pr...

Housing and Health

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KRCB North Bay Public Media and the Sonoma County Department of Health Services have partnered to raise awareness about the ways in which the social determinants of health affect our community. This Health Connections video explores the direct impact...

The Opioid Epidemic

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The opioid epidemic is devastating communities throughout the country. Sonoma County's Department of Health Services and KRCB North Bay Public Media have partnered to raise awareness. Learn more about opioid dependency and how to seek help in this Co...
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Health and Climate Change Adaptation

Health and Climate Change Adaptation

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The North Bay Climate Adaptation Initiative (NBCAI) formed to raise awareness of the impact of climate change on our region. Rainfall patterns are changing, temperatures are rising and critical infrastructure will be threatened as we experience these...
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First 5 Sonoma County

First 5 Sonoma County

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Amy G (San Francisco Giants Reporter -Comcast SportsNet Bay Area) talks about the importance of providing early childhood education to kids throughout Sonoma County and California so they get the best start in life talk. Read, talk and sing to the ch...
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Extreme Heat: Tree Planting

Extreme Heat: Tree Planting

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Learn how trees are helping reverse climate change in your local area with Extreme Heat: Tree Planting. Caitlin Cornwall, Research Program Manager, Sonoma Ecology Center, helps us understand how extreme heat on the main street of the Sonoma Springs a...
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Extreme Heat: Neighborhoods

Extreme Heat: Neighborhoods

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Find out how climate change affects your local neighborhood with Extreme Heat: Neighborhoods. Environmental engineer Justin Witt explains how extreme heat is not just a daytime concern, but is also a concern at night as the temperatures continue to g...
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Sober Circle: Finding Solutions to Addiction

Sober Circle: Finding Solutions to Addiction

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In Sonoma County, substance abuse and addiction have a negative impact on community health. Some forms of addiction are on the rise. Other forms of addiction like alcoholism, when paired with homelessness, create a health problem and a law enforcemen...
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Early Literacy Builds Life Long Learning

Early Literacy Builds Life Long Learning

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Children are born ready and able to learn. It is never too early to start reading together. Not only is reading fun, research shows young children who spend time reading with their families enter kindergarten better prepared. Tips include: reading al...

The Importance of Parental Involvement

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KRCB North Bay Public Media and First 5 Sonoma County explain the importance of parental involvement in the cognitive development of children. Strong directed and educationally-focused parental involvement, in collaboration with a high quality Early...

Access to Quality Early Childhood Education

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KRCB North Bay Public Media and First 5 Sonoma County explore the dynamic between access to high quality early childhood education and a lifetime of better economic stability and health outcomes.
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Rohnert Park: Childhood Hunger (Neighborhood Series)

Rohnert Park: Childhood Hunger (Neighborhood Series)

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In Rohnert Park, city leaders understand that childhood hunger is a problem. Working from data collected for the health data report: A Portrait of Sonoma County, people from the non-profit, governmental and private sectors have come together to devel...
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 Cloverdale: Recreational Spaces (Neighborhood Series)

Cloverdale: Recreational Spaces (Neighborhood Series)

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In Cloverdale, community members have come together and are working with city leaders to develop safe places for families and children to gather and play. Safe spaces are important for recreatiion, enjoyment and overall community health.

Healdsburg: Housing Prices (My Neighborhood)

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(Short Educational Video) Affordable housing is a big issue in the Bay Area. In the North Bay, people are finding that they can no longer afford to live in the communities in which they work. How do we find solutions and what can be done? There are m...
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Windsor: Home Care (My Neighborhood)

Windsor: Home Care (My Neighborhood)

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(Short Educational Video) Windsor is like many places in Sonoma County. Older residents who suffer from health issues often find themselves far from healthcare facilities and they are unable to drive. Public transportation is difficult to navigate an...
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Sonoma Valley Springs: Bilingual Education (My Neighborhood)

Sonoma Valley Springs: Bilingual Education (My Neighborhood)

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(Short Educational Video) Sonoma Valley Springs has some unique issues. Children from Spanish-speaking families often fall behind in their educational journey early in their school experience. Parent, teachers and community activists are trying to ad...
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Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

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[Short Educational Video] Children who receive quality early childhood education are more likely to graduate from high school and attend college. They have higher earning potential over a lifetime and experience better health. These kids grow up to c...

Economic Wellness - Building a Better Society

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[Short Educational Video] More and more American wage earners cannot meet the demands of a rapidly increasing cost of living. While housing, food, fuel, education and healthcare costs accelerate upwards, wages, for many, remain stagnant, diminishing...
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Community Organizing - English

Community Organizing - English

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(Short Educational Video) Four community leaders share their experiences about how to successfully organize within communities and why it matters. 1 minute.

Community Organizing - Spanish

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(Short Educational Video) In this presentation, learn the importance of communities and individuals coming together to affect change, thus improving health and quality of life. Spanish version. 1 min 15sec
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Graton Day Labor Center

Graton Day Labor Center

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(Short Educational Video - Spanish Language) Centro Laboral de Graton is a worker-led day labor center that organizes domestic workers and day laborers in West Sonoma County, CA for the advancement of their rights and dignity as workers, as immigrant...
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Vamos Afuera - Get Outside & Explore

Vamos Afuera - Get Outside & Explore

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(Short Educational Video - Spanish Language) Vamos Afuera is a program of the LandPaths organization that promotes taking care of the Earth. Outreach and Diversity Director, Omar Gallardo, tells an inspiring story of a group of women who reconnected...
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Vamos Afuera - Family Outdoor Activity

Vamos Afuera - Family Outdoor Activity

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(Short Educational Video - Spanish Language) Omar Gallardo of the LandPaths organization is the Vamos Afuera Outreach and Diversity Director, a program that promotes taking care of the Earth. Vamos Afuera gives families the opportunity to connect to...

Safe Routes to School

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(Short Educational Video) The Family Bike Rodeo is a community event that teaches kids the basics of bicycle safety. City streets, even in quiet neighborhoods, can be dangerous for young people as they grow up and explore the boundaries of their know...
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CHIPA

CHIPA

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(Short Educational Video) CHIPA stands for: Community Health Initiative of the Petaluma Area. The organization's mission is to improve the health and well-being of our community through leadership, advocacy, support, partnerships and education. In th...
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SW Santa Rosa: Safe Places (My Neighborhood)

SW Santa Rosa: Safe Places (My Neighborhood)

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(Short Educational Video) Children need safe places to grow up healthy. Some communities face challenges in providing these safe places. Where there are no parks or organized activities, young people don’t have the opportunity to feel secure and conn...
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Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing

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(Short Educational Video) Affordable and secure housing options are critical issues in creating stability within our community. Barbara Nelson, Planning and Building Director for the City of Healdsburg, discusses the relationship between housing and...
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Are Our Kids Disposable

Are Our Kids Disposable

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(Short Educational Video) Each year in California, more than 400,000 students are thrown out of school, often just for being late. Or, acting up and talking back. That's six kids every minute! Is that the best way to help them get back on track? Inst...
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What is a Food System?

What is a Food System?

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(Short Educational Video) A Food System is a complex web of relationships between farmers and retailers, community members and policy makers. In our region, many people are being priced out of the local food movement, and priced out of the ability to...
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Transform - The Social Determinants of Health

Transform - The Social Determinants of Health

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(Short Educational Video) Health Happens Here! In our neighborhoods, in our schools, in our grocery stores and our parks—every moment of the day the places where we spend our lives affect how long, and how well, we live. Produced by the California En...
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Lets Make Health Happen Here

Lets Make Health Happen Here

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(Short Educational Video) We all know that members of our community, especially children in poverty, suffer health consequences because they do not have access to quality health care, healthy food items and community support. If we treat the root cau...
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Place Matters

Place Matters

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(Short Educational Video) When it comes to your health, place matters! As a community, we can change public policies and priorities by acting together to address unhealthy factors such as unsafe housing, food deserts or inadequate recreation areas. 1...
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The North South Project - Gangs

The North South Project - Gangs

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(Short Educational Video) North-South: Art as a Tool to Mediate Political and Social Conflict is a joint effort between the Sonoma County Museum and the Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art (GMoMA) in Gyeonggi-Do, Korea. It is funded with a Museums Connect...
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Collective Impact

Collective Impact

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(Short Educational Video) Every day organizations and people in and around Sonoma County are working together to improve our community. Collective impact makes a difference. Find out more in this video presentation. 60 sec

Earn It! Keep It! Save It!

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(Short Educational Video) A United Way coalition of non-profit agencies and private companies that offer free tax assistance and financial education to low-income individuals and families. 1 min 30 sec
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Healthy Living and the Sonoma Wine Country Senior Games

Healthy Living and the Sonoma Wine Country Senior Games

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(Short Educational Video) Sonoma Wine Country Senior Games swimmers talk to KRCB about leading active lives and what a healthy lifestyle means to them. 1 min
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The North South Project - Friendships

The North South Project - Friendships

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(Short Educational Video) North-South: Art as a Tool to Mediate Political and Social Conflict is a joint effort between the Sonoma County Museum and the Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art (GMoMA) in Gyeonggi-Do, Korea. It is funded with a Museums Connect...
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What is Community Health

What is Community Health

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(Short Educational Video) Katrina Thurman of West County Community Services describes what she believes makes a healthy community. 45 sec
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Understanding Food Systems

Understanding Food Systems

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(Short Educational Video) This segment from Community Health Connections focuses on defining our local food system. It explains what a food system is and why it is an important part of how a community functions. ll over the world, the North Bay is ha...
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The North South Project - Korea

The North South Project - Korea

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(Short Educational Video) North-South: Art as a Tool to Mediate Political and Social Conflict is a joint effort between the Sonoma County Museum and the Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art (GMoMA) in Gyeonggi-Do, Korea. It is funded with a Museums Connect...
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The Health Center

The Health Center

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(Short Educational Video) The Health Center was built entirely by volunteers under the direction of Stan Wahl, a local contractor, with materials donated by community businesses. Mr. Wahl was able to secure over 100 individuals and/or businesses who...