The Healthcare Foundation supports participatory planning processes rooted in community engagement and neighborhood empowerment to envision future community wellness centers (CWCs) in Healdsburg, Windsor, and Cloverdale. Studies have consistently shown that local CWCs designed by and for the people who will use them can foster trust, a sense of safety, belonging and well-being. In doing so, CWCs increase social capital and life satisfaction—benefits which in turn result in positive and measurable health-related outcomes, both physical and mental, and increased life expectancy.
We are grateful for the support of the North Sonoma County Healthcare District and Providence in making these convenings possible.
Grantees serving as lead agencies in this process are: