Lake County, CaliforniaLake County, with a population of about 65,000, is scenically beautiful but has a challenging economic and health profile. The community is taking steps to address an array of health, economic and social conditions that are common to many rural communities. The wild fires that devastated the region last summer has forced the community to focus its efforts on recovery.

Lake County has a long history of partnership and collaboration across the service delivery system. Key stakeholders have been working together on an array of health programs, projects, and initiatives for nearly two decades. The fire recovery efforts present a opportunity for leveraging this spirit of collaboration. Leaders that emerge from these efforts will be well positioned to drive changes in the conditions that produce health across this community.