CHIPA Meeting Schedule

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.


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 also convenes smaller work group meetings on a monthly basis to tackle targeted priorities that address some of the greatest needs in Southern Sonoma County. At this time, all CHIPA meetings are held virtually via Zoom.


Upcoming Meetings


General Meetings: 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm | 

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm | 

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm | RSVP by emailing



Questions or would you like to be added to our email update list? Contact Ben Spierings at


For more information about work group meetings, please contact Archived CHIPA general meeting agendas and minutes can be found here.



CHIPA Work Groups & Priority Areas


CHIPA convenes smaller work group meetings on a monthly basis to tackle targeted priorities that address some of the greatest needs in Southern Sonoma County.


Mental Health & Substance Abuse

Generally meets 3rd Thursdays of the month at noon

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.

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Cradle to Career: Educational Attainment

Coordinated through the United Community Learning Coalition / Comunidad Unida en Aprendizaje Colaborativo (UCLC/CUAC)

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.

UCLC/CUAC formed to provide financial, emotional and technological support to students and families during distance learning. It is dedicated to ensuring equity in our schools and is working with our school districts to tackle emotional well-being and academic support, especially in our Latinx community.


Heart Health & Healthy Eating

Coordinated through HeartSafe Community Initiative

Generally meetings 4th Thursday on a quarterly basis at 9 am

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


Questions or want to learn more? Contact Ben Spierings, at or sign up for our Community Newsletter here!




Due to COVID-19, CHIPA meetings will be held virtually for the time being. Originally scheduled meeting times and dates may be subject to change. We will keep this page updated as circumstances change.

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