Our Planning Process
Following the Sonoma Complex Fires of October 2017, the Department took a brief pause in our strategic planning process in order to respond to the emergency health needs of the community. To identify and respond to these needs, DHS developed a new 18-month recovery plan with short- and medium-term objectives and strategies that focused on the safety net needs and community resiliency.
In January 2018, DHS resumed the strategic planning process and focused on how we could integrate the recovery and resiliency priority work with the broader strategic aims of the Department. The plan before you is a reflection of the successful integration of the pre- and post- fire goals, objectives and strategies into this single five year strategic plan.
In particular, we would like to extend our gratitude to the following DHS contributors for their insight and recommendations:
Nora Mallonee Brand
In addition, we would like to thank the following community stakeholders who provided feedback:
Dr. George Flores, The California Endowment
Liz Gibboney, Partnership HealthPlan
Howard Himes, Napa County Health and
Human Services Agency
Dr. Mary Maddux-Gonzalez, Redwood Community
Dr. James Neel, St. Joseph Health
Mary Szecsey, West County Health Centers
Michael Stacey, Solano County and Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII)
Dr. Matt Willis, Marin County Public Health