The Office of Health Equity (OHE) was established, as authorized by Section 131019.5 of the California Health and Safety Code (PDF), to provide a key leadership role to reduce health and mental health disparities to vulnerable communities.
A priority of this groundbreaking office is building of cross-sectoral partnerships. The work of OHE is informed in part, by their advisory committee and stakeholder meetings. The office consults with community-based organizations and local governmental agencies to ensure that community perspectives and input are included in policies and any strategic plans, recommendations, and implementation activities.
To learn more about the Office of Health Equity, visit our About Us page.
PORTRAIT OF PROMISE: The California Statewide Plan to Promote Health and Mental Health Equity:
The California Statewide Plan to Promote Health and Mental Health Equity ("Plan") has been developed through a truly collaborative effort. Numerous individuals, agencies, and organization have generously given of their time, knowledge, and expertise. The Office of Health Equity Advisory Committee (OHE-AC), the Health in All Policies Task Force, and the other state departments that participated in the development and review of this document ensured the process was a success.
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