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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

If you are interested in giving a voice to communities facing inequities, 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 closed the 2021 application period on August 31, 2021 and expects to begin a new application process in Summer 2022 to fill seats that will be becoming vacant. We will send a notification email to those on our listserv when we begin recruiting. If you wish to sign up to the listserv, please email

For more information, please see the link for some answers to frequently asked questions (PDF) about the OHE Advisory Committee.

If you have any questions about the application or the process, please email our office inbox at:

Upcoming Advisory Committee Meetings

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

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December 1, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 868 6156 4734

Passcode: 845673

Phone: +1 (669) 900-6833; Meeting ID: 868 6156 4734


Meeting Agenda (PDF)

One Year Recap of Activities (December 2020 - October 2021) (PDF)

Agenda en español (PDF)

Before the meeting commences, you can email 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.

 Subcommittee Meetings 

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September 28, 2021, 11:00 am—12:30pm 
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Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID:
838 2969 0791
Passcode: 966400

Phone: +1(669)900-6833; Meeting ID: 838 2969 0791

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Meeting Agenda (Word)

Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes

September 2, 2021 Meeting Minutes (Approved) (PDF)

June 15, 2021 Meeting Minutes (Approved) (PDF)

March 3, 2021 Meeting Minutes (Approved) (PDF)

December 1-2, 2020 Meeting Minutes (Approved) (PDF)

Subcommittee Meeting Minutes

September 28, 2021 Subcommittee Minutes (Approved) (PDF)

July 29, 2021 Subcommittee Minutes (Approved) (PDF)

April 14, 2021 Subcommittee Minutes (Approved) (PDF)

January 13, 2021 Subcommittee Minutes (Approved) (PDF)

Advisory Committee Meeting Presentation Slides

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