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CA Health Equity Committee meets in Marin City

September 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm


California’s Department of Public Health has an Office of Health Equity, focused on reducing health and mental health disparities to vulnerable communities, like those MCHWC serves.

Usually, the OHE Advisory Committee meets in Sacramento. Demonstrating their commitment to groundbreaking cross-sectoral partnerships, they have chosen Marin City as the location for the September 2017 meeting. Please attend as a community member and stakeholder!

The OHE consults with local organizations and governmental agencies to ensure that individual perspectives and input are included in policies and any strategic plans, recommendations, and implementation activities.

A special presentation about Marin City will be made at 11:00am by Dr. Grant Colfax, Director of Marin Health and Human Services, and JayVon Muhammad, CEO of Marin City Health and Wellness Center.

Some resources from the Office of Health Equity:

  • Health Equity—Efforts to ensure that all people have full and equal access to opportunities that enable them to lead healthy lives. (CA Health and Safety Code Section 131019.5)
  • Vulnerable Community—Includes, but is not limited to: women; racial or ethnic groups; low-income individuals and families; individuals who are incarcerated or have been incarcerated; individuals with disabilities; individuals with mental health conditions; children; youth and young adults; seniors; immigrants and refugees; individuals who are limited English proficient; and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning communities, or combinations of these populations. (CA Health and Safety Code Section 131019.5)
  • Resources on Health EquityThis OHE archive lists reports and studies that the advisory committee has referenced and used in its work
  • Portrait of PromiseA 2015 report by the OHE on California’s statewide plan to promote health and mental health equity
  • We Ain’t Crazy! Just Coping with a Crazy System—A report on pathways into the Black population for Eliminating mental health disparities.



September 28, 2017
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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California Office of Health Equity
(916) 445-4139


Manzanita Recreation Center
630 Drake Avenue
Marin City, CA 94965 United States
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