Public Health Division of the Sonoma County Department of Health Services Launches Community-Based Web Site for Public Health and Health Communities

April 9, 2010
Network of Care

SANTA ROSA, Calif. – The Public Health Division of the Sonoma County Department of Health Services has introduced a breakthrough Web solution for individuals, families and agencies concerned with public health, environmental health, emergency medical services and community health. The Network of Care’s Sonoma County for Public Health and Health Communities’ Web site is an online information place that provides critical information, communication and advocacy tools with a single point of entry. It ensures there is “No Wrong Door” for those navigating the system of public-health services.

The Network of Care for Public Health and Healthy Communities was begun with an innovation grant from the State of California. The Network of Care’s Sonoma County for Public Health and Healthy Communities, developed in partnership with the Public Health Division of the Sonoma County Department of Health Services, is a pilot program for California and the nation. Regardless of where individuals, families and agencies begin their search for assistance with public-health issues, the Network of Care’s Sonoma County for Public Health and Healthy Communities ensures they will find what they need. The new Web site will enable people to find the right service at the right time; educate themselves about their issues; understand current policy initiatives and advocate directly to elected officials, and better manage their affairs, interactions and important records.

The Network of Care for Public Health and Healthy Communities provides a comprehensive Service Directory of all of the public-health service providers in Sonoma County, putting people in touch with the right services at the right time.  The Network of Care’s Sonoma County Public Health and Healthy Communities also provides easy-to-search libraries and vital information about public-health issues, pending legislation and online interactive forms, as well as daily news articles from around the world concerning public health, environmental health and community health.

To increase accessibility and accommodate the Network of Care’s users, the site’s innovative technology provides near-universal access, regardless of literacy or income level, to Web-based services through a text-only version of the site and other adaptive technologies. The site is fully ADA-compliant. The Network of Care also is available in multiple languages.

Service providers can share challenges and ideas, as well as create powerful new mechanisms to better serve people, by embracing the Network of Care’s communication tools such as message boards, the Social Network of Care social networking platform and community calendars. Service providers can even build their own free Web sites in the For Providers section.

Trilogy Integrated Resources LLC of San Rafael, Calif., created, developed and maintains the Network of Care for Public Health and Healthy Communities and all of the other Network of Care Web sites, including the Network of Care for Seniors & People with Disabilities; the Network of Care for Behavioral Health; the Network of Care for Kids (ages 0-5); the Network of Care for Children & Families (ages 0-18); the Network of Care for Developmental Disabilities; the Network of Care for Domestic Violence; the Network of Care for Probation Services; the Network of Care for Public Health and the Network of Care for Veterans & Service Members.

Trilogy, the leading information provider in the field of social services, now serves 25 states via the Network of Care. For more information, please contact Trilogy at 415-458-5900 or at info@trilogyir.com.