By working together, we can ensure that all Sonoma County residents have the opportunity for quality education, positive health outcomes and economic wellness.

Programs that Work

The practices and programs listed on the Upstream Portfolio are proven to positively impact quality of life by improving educational attainment, health equity and economic wellness. Each is designed based on research and evaluated for effectiveness.  

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Measures of Success

Upstream Investments engages our community to show the positive impacts of collective efforts in improving the lives of all Sonoma County residents. 

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Upstream Investments is a Policy Initiative chartered by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors to advance evidence-informed prevention focused practices across the County. Upstream believes that organizations with effective practices and programs have the highest potential to improve education, health and economic wellness for all Sonoma County residents.

  • When: January 24, 2019 from 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

    Join us to learn the basics of literature reviews. Course content includes:

    • Upstream requirements for a literature review (including an easy to use template that may inform grant applications)
    • How to efficiently use research to inform program planning and improve outcomes
    • Methods to search for and find peer evaluated research
  • When: January 31, 2019 from 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

    This interactive training offers participants the opportunity to begin or continue creating comprehensive program manuals. The course time will be equally split between instruction and work time. Participants are encouraged to bring program documents and laptop computers to make the most out of their time.

  • When: February 7, 2019 from 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

    This course benefits organizations that have already drafted  program specific logic model(s) and evaluation plan(s). Course content will guide participants through the process of finalizing these program planning documents and mapping them onto the Upstream evaluation plan template.

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