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Equity Technical Assistance Office Hours
The Central California Public Health Consortium (CCPHC) presented on the Data Equity Principles, a tool developed by CCPHC to help cement the relationship between equity and data by creating regional equity principles that can guide data practices. The four principles include: Principle #1 – Center shared community ownership and governance of data. Principle #2 – Be intentional and, through continuous learning and community engagement, allow for cultural and regional modifications. Principle #3 – Include equity-based processes that name and acknowledge systemic, racial, cultural, social, and economic factors that affect individual health outcomes and communities’ abilities to thrive. Principle #4 – Be transparent and include mechanisms for accountability. The views of Speakers belong solely to them and are not endorsed by CDPH or reflective of CDPH views.
This office hour featured presentations from The Arc of California, a disability advocacy organization, and Butte County Public Health and Contra Costa Health on current efforts, including challenges and successes, within their organizations to address Disability Justice and Anti-Ableism. The Arc, a CERI (California Equitable Recovery Initiative) grant recipient, provides background on the organization's movement and how funding has been able to support their efforts. Butte County Public Health shares an Equity Site Assessment Checklist for public health buildings to reflect inclusivity and accessibility and Contra Costa Health talks about the ways their county is addressing disparities for residents with developmental disabilities, which includes a Developmental Disabilities Council and Specialty Ambassador Health Program. The views of Speakers belong solely to them and are not endorsed by CDPH or reflective of CDPH views.
The Climate Change and Health Equity Branch within OHE presented on the connection between climate change and health equity and shared current efforts happening within CDPH. This office hour also featured a presentation on climate equity and public health work from Ventura County Public Health. The views of Speakers belong solely to them and are not endorsed by CDPH or reflective of CDPH views.
End of the Year Equity Celebration. The views of Speakers belong solely to them and are not endorsed by CDPH or reflective of CDPH views.
Do No Harm Guide-Applying Equity Awareness in Data Visualization. The views of Speakers belong solely to them and are not endorsed by CDPH or reflective of CDPH views. The views of Speakers belong solely to them and are not endorsed by CDPH or reflective of CDPH views.
"October’s Office Hour was focused on CBO & Resident Engagement. The Community Inclusion & Partnership Section (CIPS) team provided resources and best practices that LHJs can use to engage underserved populations". The views of Speakers belong solely to them and are not endorsed by CDPH or reflective of CDPH views.
September’s Office Hour focused on new updates to the Equity Portal, including the launch of the Virtual Equity Toolkit 2.0, a webpage update of the previous toolkit, and an overview of the new forums that can be used to connect with LHJ staff around California". The views of Speakers belong solely to them and are not endorsed by CDPH or reflective of CDPH views.
The month of August’s Office Hour will be on focused on Partnering Across Sectors, a competency within the Organizational Assessment for Equity Infrastructure. Hear from Los Angeles County, Madera County, and San Bernardino County on existing strategies, practices, and past and current projects that bring different organizations together to work with local health jurisdiction staff towards achieving equity for all. The views of Speakers belong solely to them and are not endorsed by CDPH or reflective of CDPH views.
The month of August’s Office Hour will be on focused on People Experiencing Homelessness and will feature a presentation from Mollie Lund and Pike Long, the Office of Health Equity’s COVID Housing and Homelessness Specialists. This discussion speaks to applying an equity-focused public health lens to prevent and end health disparities for people experiencing homelessness. The views of Speakers belong solely to them and are not endorsed by CDPH or reflective of CDPH views.
The Integrated Health Equity Research (IHER) team within the Office of Health Equity will present readily available sources for gathering data including Homeless Data Integration System. The views of Speakers belong solely to them and are not endorsed by CDPH or reflective of CDPH views.
Learn about the efforts to build equity infrastructure within the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). This Office Hour will feature a guest presentation from CDPH’s Equity in All Policies Section within the Office of Health Equity and will discuss the current and planned inter-agency initiatives to advance health and equity in California state government. The views of Speakers belong solely to them and are not endorsed by CDPH or reflective of CDPH views.
The Public Health Alliance of Southern California (Alliance) walks attendees through their plans for future statewide and regional trainings on the California Healthy Places Index (HPI). State and local government, community leaders, policymakers, academics, and other stakeholders across California use HPI to equitably direct funding and create positive change in communities. The views of Speakers belong solely to them and are not endorsed by CDPH or reflective of CDPH views.
Office Hours for the month of January 2022 focuses on the CERI Y2Q2 submission. A brief presentation about CERI flows into an open-format Q&A about the submission process. The views of Speakers belong solely to them and are not endorsed by CDPH or reflective of CDPH views.
This Office Hour focuses on the Equity Portal Technical Assistance function and features a demonstration for LHJs on how to submit TA inquiries to the Equity team. The views of Speakers belong solely to them and are not endorsed by CDPH or reflective of CDPH views.
Alexandra “Sasha” Silveanu, Tribal Health Equity Lead at Office of Health Equity, leads a presentation on partnering with tribal populations. Guest speaker, Buffey W. Bourassa, Equity Coordinator for Mendocino County PHD is also featured and shares her experience on building meaningful relationships with tribal communities. The views of Speakers belong solely to them and are not endorsed by CDPH or reflective of CDPH views.
This Office Hour is focused on making the Request for Proposal (RFP) Process equitable. Panelists Amy Zhang (CDPH), Kanat Tibet (Yolo County) and Adrienne Anderson (San Diego County) lend their expertise on how to distribute RFPs to ensure a diverse pool of qualified applicants. The views of Speakers belong solely to them and are not endorsed by CDPH or reflective of CDPH views.
"Hiring Challenges" September 13, 2022  -  September 13, 2022
This Office Hour is focused on hiring challenges and barriers. Guest panelists Mike Aycock, HR Manager for Marin County HHS, and Marizela Terkildsen, Health Equity Coordinator from Madera County share their best practices for working with HR to remove unnecessary barriers for hiring. The views of Speakers belong solely to them and are not endorsed by CDPH or reflective of CDPH views.
Every other Thursday at 10 am PST