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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.

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he 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.

The Office of Health Equity has opened the application period on December 6, 2022, and will end the application process on January 6, 2023, to fill seats that are vacant. Receive e-updates by subscribing here >>

OHE is currently focused on filling eight vacancies before the first quarter March 2023 Advisory Committee meeting.  The deadline to be considered for the next round of advisory committee members will end on January 6, 2023Apply to the OHE Advisory Committee here >>

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

Upcoming Advisory Committee Meetings

2022 Meeting Dates: March 9, June 8, September 14, December 7.

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December 7, 2022, 10:00am-3:00pm 

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Join In Person:
304 S Street, Sacramento
Rooms 104/105

Join Zoom Meeting [external link]
Or Telephone: 888 788 0099 (Toll Free) / Webinar ID: 846 9824 0220

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Meeting Agenda [PDF]

​Materials - TBD

Before the meeting commences, you can email OHE@cdph.ca.gov to request the materials that will be considered at the meeting.


​American Sign Language (ASL) and simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be provided at this virtual meeting.


En esta reunión virtual se ofrecerá interpretación en lenguaje de señas americano (ASL) e interpretación simultánea al español.


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