About our Community Health Work

The Petaluma Health Care District (PHCD) firmly believes that good health is a state of complete physical, mental and societal well-being and not merely the absence of illness or disease.


Comprehensive health promotion, illness prevention programs, healthy lifestyle choices, and social connection are essential to improving health outcomes within Southern Sonoma County’s diverse communities.


PHCD is a leader and resource for community health, wellness, and prevention. We support efforts to improve the health of all residents through sponsorships, program support and by spearheading two local health initiatives, Community Health Initiative of the Petaluma Area (CHIPA) and HeartSafe Community.

CHIPA video introduction from KRCB TV22 on Vimeo.