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Mental Health Services A Priority For New Director Of Sonoma’s Health Department

Barbie Robinson, 47, brings more than 21 years of health administrative experience to the role.

Santa Rosa Press Democrat: Sonoma County Names New Health Services Director
Sonoma County has named Barbie Robinson, a veteran health administrator who for nearly five months served as interim head of the county health department, as its director. The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday appointed Robinson director of health services, one of the county’s largest departments, with more than 700 staff members and an annual budget of $245.5 million. Robinson became interim director in September 2016 following the resignation of previous health director Dr. Stephan Betz. (Morris, 2/8)

In other news from across the state —

Fresno Bee: FUSD At Board Meeting Feb. 8 Approves Six New Student Health Centers 
Fresno Unified trustees approved a partnership Wednesday night with two health-care institutions for six new school-based health centers. And more could be on the horizon, but finding school nurses for the sites could be a challenge. Board members agreed with a partnership with Clinica Sierra Vista and Valley Children’s Healthcare for the six sites. Clinica will be responsible for operating the centers and Valley Children’s will be responsible for capital costs for buildings and equipment. (Anderson, 2/8)

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