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. 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. Additionally, the OHE
Advisory Committee consults regularly with the Office of Health Equity for input
and updates on the policy recommendations, strategic plans, and status of
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 OHE advisory committee application is open year round, however, we are currently focused on filling a large number of upcoming vacant seats before many of our current members term out in September of 2019. The deadline to be considered for the next round of advisory committee member vacancies ended on July 31, 2019. However, we accept advisory committee applications on a continuous basis. The survey can be found here: OHE AC Application Survey
If you have any challenges accessing the survey link, you can complete the application (PDF) 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: [email protected]
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: [email protected] or call our main line at (916) 445-4139.
For more information, you can view a list of frequently asked questions for the OHE Advisory Committee application (PDF).
Advisory Committee Members