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The Office of Health Equity Advisory Committee

The Office of Health Equity Advisory Committee (OHE AC) is integral in advancing the goals of the office and advises in the development and implementation of the OHE Strategic Plan. The OHE AC is comprised of representatives from applicable state agencies and departments, local health departments, community-based organizations, and service providers working to advance health and mental health equity for vulnerable communities. The OHE AC consists of a broad range of experts, advocates, clinicians, and consumers who understand the important issues of health and mental health disparities related to unserved and underrepresented communities. Members meet on a quarterly basis.

The OHE AC gives feedback to the workplans and priority areas of OHE programs and consults regularly with OHE for input and updates on policy recommendations, strategic plans, emerging issues, and areas of growth. Additionally, the OHE AC works with the Health in All Policies (HiAP) Task Force and stakeholders to provide a forum to identify and address the complexities of health and mental health inequities and to identify interrelated and multisector strategies.  The OHE AC continues to explore possibilities of advising on equity issues with the California Department of Public Health and other state departments. 

Advisory Committee Application

The Office of Health Equity is actively recruiting for new advisory committee members! If you are interested in giving a voice to vulnerable communities, advocating for health and mental health equity, or addressing the social determinants of health, then the Office of Health Equity Advisory Committee is a great opportunity to share your passion, expertise, and lived experience.

OHE is currently focused on filling four vacancies before the fourth quarter, December Advisory Committee meeting.  The priority candidate profiles list  can be found here. The deadline to be considered for the next round of advisory committee members will end on August 31, 2021.  However, we accept advisory committee applications on a continuous basis. The application can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FMR9FMV

If you have any challenges accessing the survey link, please email ohe@cdph.ca.gov to request a PDF version you can complete and include along with your completed statement of interest as a separate attachment and send to: California Department of Public Health, Office of Health Equity, P.O. Box 997377, MS-0022, Sacramento, CA 95899-7377.
Please send any comments or questions to: ohe@cdph.ca.gov  

NOTE: This is an updated application. If you have submitted your application in the past via our previous PDF form process, you will need to submit a new application using our current form and process.
If you have any questions about the application or the process, please email our office inbox at: ohe@cdph.ca.gov 
For more information, you can view a list of frequently asked questions for the OHE Advisory Committee application.  

Upcoming Advisory Committee Meetings

2021 Meeting Dates: March 3, June 15, September 2, December 1.


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September 2, 2021



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Zoom link to follow

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Meeting agenda to follow




Upcoming Subcommittee Meetings 

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July 29, 2021, 11:00 am—12:00pm 
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 Zoom link  

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Meeting agenda


Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes 

September 2019 Meeting Minutes (Approved) (PDF)

December 16-17, 2019 Meeting Minutes (Approved) (PDF)

April 29, 2020 Meeting Minutes (Approved) (PDF)


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