Our vision is that every resident in the Lower Russian River Area has the opportunity to live in an affordable, safe, and healthy community that supports residents to live up to their potential. RRARA brings community members and service providers together to develop common agendas and action plans to align resources and work together to help all community members have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in life.

RRARA is one of seven Health Action Chapters spread across Sonoma County working to engage the community in the effort to make Sonoma County the healthiest county in California.

"RRARA is a common platform for non-profits and other engaged people on the lower river to exchange information on timely topics. I’ve observed many times in this open forum, problem solving evolving with peer involvement and discussion. This group must continue to enhance communication in the greater community. "

− Mike Nicholls, Economic Development Board and Access Sonoma Broadband

Key Initiatives and Resources



Health Action is the framework for a community engagement effort to achieve the vision of Sonoma County being the healthiest county in California.



The Portrait of Sonoma County, is a report on how Sonoma County’s residents are faring in three fundamental areas of life: health, access to knowledge, and living standards.


The Upstream Investments policy seeks to eliminate poverty in Sonoma County and ensure equal opportunity for quality education and good health.