1. Application to be a member of the Office of Health Equity Advisory Committee

Thank you for your interest in applying to be a member of the California Department of Public Health Office of Health Equity Advisory Committee.

The Advisory Committee is composed of representatives from vulnerable communities, stakeholder communities that represent the diverse demographics of the state, applicable state agencies and departments, local health departments, and community-based organizations working to advance health and mental health equity.

The committee is required to meet, at a minimum, on a quarterly basis. The meetings may be held in cities all across the state to ensure broad representation and increased access to members of vulnerable communities and small organizations that represent or serve vulnerable communities.

Members may serve up to two terms of three years each, for a total of six years.

Members serve at the discretion of the California Department of Public Health and must agree to abide by the following membership terms:

-Attend and actively participate from beginning to adjournment for no fewer than three quarterly meetings per year, or nine quarterly meetings per three-year term.

-Participate in at least two additional meetings, such as subcommittee meetings (e.g. agenda setting meetings) from beginning to adjournment, per year, or six subcommittee meetings per three-year term. 

-Prepare for each meeting by reading materials distributed in advance.

-Engage in small and large group discussions in a manner that is respectful of divergent perspectives, ideas, and experiences.

-Work to achieve consensus on recommendations of the Committee.
-Facilitate communication between community representatives and the Committee.

-Gather local community and/or affiliation group input regarding needs and priorities for consideration by the Committee.

-Work within a group process to meet deadlines.

-Make recommendations on a broad range of health and mental health related issues that improve the health status of all populations and places, with a priority on eliminating health and mental health disparities and achieving equity.

-Solicit and reflect the views of represented constituencies as well as their personal perspectives and expertise. 

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* 1. Will you be able to fulfill the above listed requirements of membership?

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