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


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Interested in implementing Anti-Racist Results-Based Accountability? Upstream Investments and the Sonoma County Human Services Department, in partnership with the Sonoma County Office of Equity, offers free courses and workshops. Our workshops are specifically designed to offer more space for practicing concepts. Racial equity prework is required for participation. Please see below for our current offerings.



Future Trainings

Performance Measures Workshop

Put AR- RBA into practice! Write and evaluate Performance Measures for your program with our cross-departmental team. This workshop is designed to support writing, evaluating, and refining Performance Measures for attendees' programs. We encourage program staff, managers, and contract managers to attend together!

Next date pending

Turn the Curve wheelTurn the Curve Thinking & Root Cause Analysis Workshop

Practice Turning the Curve and perform a Root Cause Analysis! Bring your own data or use one of our examples to look beyond surface level analysis and experience the powerful discovery of a “hot root.”

Next date pending


Join us for Virtual Office Hours!

As priorities continue to shift in response to COVID-19, Upstream is here to support. Evidence-informed prevention focused strategies are more important now than ever as our community comes together to strengthen our safety net and implement long-term strategies that will give all residents the opportunity for quality education, positive health outcomes and economic wellness. 

During this time Upstream staff are available for virtual coaching to support: 

  • Program planning and research strategies
  • Creating and using logic models
  • Evaluation planning and implementation
  • Selecting and implementing evidence-based practices
  • Upstream Portfolio applications
  • Results Based Accountability

Coaching is open to anyone. Please email asilverman@schsd.org or upstream@schsd.org for an appointment.


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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. 

Learn more about recent and ongoing efforts


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