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Equity Infrastructure
In an effort to add transparency to how CDPH works and deepen relationships with all our partners, the Community Inclusion and Partnerships Section (CIPS) created a directory with select branches, sections, and programs that also includes links to their external facing website. This is an iterative document that might not reflect newer branches and sections as they are developed but will be updated as appropriate and as capacity permits.
The Equity Technical Assistance (TA) Team within the Office of Health Equity (OHE) developed the 2023 Organizational Assessment for Equity Infrastructure Results Report. The purpose of the Organizational Assessment for Equity Infrastructure is for Local Health Jurisdictions (LHJs) to continue dialogue, monitor progress, and implement changes for equity infrastructure. The results report gives an overview of the 2023 Organizational Assessment findings and highlights. Comparisons between 2022 and 2023 results provide insight on LHJ development and the success of equity technical assistance since the Baseline Assessment was administered one year ago in 2022. Findings from these organizational assessments will continue to shape equity capacity building at the local, regional, and state level, guide the Equity TA Team technical assistance services, and inform the State Health Equity Plan (SHEP).
State Health Equity Plan  -  October 19, 2023
The California Department of Public Health has been working in collaboration with local health jurisdictions (LHJs), community-based organizations (CBOs), and other key partners to develop and implement a State Health Equity Plan (SHEP). The SHEP will serve as the shared equity strategy and implementation plan for Let’s Get Healthy California – the State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP). These efforts aim to collectively advance health equity and improve community health, especially for populations experiencing significant disparities across health outcomes.
The Equity TA Team has developed a Health Equity Lead Onboarding Guide for Local Health Jurisdictions that includes information on who we are, vision and goals, technical assistance services available, and the California Equitable Recovery Initiative (CERI) grant. Updated October 2023
The Technical Assistance Toolkit (Formerly “Technical Assistance Guidelines for State Agencies”) has been developed to support California state agencies and other public and private funders in developing technical assistance programs that make a meaningful difference in under-resourced communities. Due to historic and continued under-investment, under-resourced communities often lack the staff capacity, partnerships, or resources to secure competitive funding and implement projects and policies. Technical assistance and capacity building support can be pivotal in leveling the playing field and ensuring that State resources go to the communities that need them the most.
CDPH believes in a multi-level multi-pronged approach where we are building our own equity infrastructure at home while also supporting the development of local equity infrastructure among California's 61 local health jurisdictions at a state, regional, and local level. In this short video, you can hear from many different voices to better understand what is California's Equity Infrastructure Movement.
This Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy template from The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is a great template for organizations to use and modify to fit their needs.
California Department of Public Health, Human Resources Division shares recruitment and hiring tips and tricks with an equity, diversity, and inclusive lens. This document includes information on crafting better job descriptions, developing equity, diversity, and inclusive statements, and creative ways to promote job listings.
Health Equity Consultants  -  March 20, 2023
This is a list of equity consultants compiled by CDPH representatives, but not endorsed or necessarily recommended by CDPH. This is a list of equity consultants compiled by CDPH representatives, but not endorsed or necessarily recommended by CDPH.
The Office of Health Equity TA Team presents a list of compiled resources for developing mission and vision statements. The document contains resources for how to develop the statement and real-world examples of equity mission statements. The Office of Health Equity TA Team presents a list of compiled resources for developing mission and vision statements. The document contains resources for how to develop the statement and real-world examples of equity mission statements.
The CDPH Equity TA Team created sample duty statements for different Equity Officer levels such as leadership, management, and coordinator. Additionally, this document includes links to Equity Officer job posting examples from different LHJs. The CDPH Equity TA Team created sample duty statements for different Equity Officer levels such as leadership, management, and coordinator. Additionally, this document includes links to Equity Officer job posting examples from different LHJs.
This guide from the State of Colorado provides several recommendations to ensure the workforce represents the community it serves. There are also resources included like position description checklist, job announcement checklist, sample interview questions and more. This guide from the State of Colorado provides several recommendations to ensure the workforce represents the community it serves. There are also resources included like position description checklist, job announcement checklist, sample interview questions and more.
This guide from the State of Colorado provides information on why retaining a diverse workforce is important, initial step and measurements organizations can take, and onboarding new employees into a culture of belonging. This guide from the State of Colorado provides information on why retaining a diverse workforce is important, initial step and measurements organizations can take, and onboarding new employees into a culture of belonging.
List of health equity interview questions that can be asked to any position. Also includes desired skills and abilities to look for in a candidate. List of health equity interview questions that can be asked to any position. Also includes desired skills and abilities to look for in a candidate.
The Healthy Communities Data and Indicators Project (HCI) provides a standardized set of statistical measures, data, and tools on the social determinants of health in California. The goal of the HCI is to provide datasets and tools that a broad array of sectors can use for planning healthy communities and evaluating the impact of plans, projects, policy, and environmental changes on community health.
The Champions for Equity (C4E) Initiative supports the implementation of the Shared Vision for Healthy and Resilient Communities and provides a unique opportunity to recognize state and Local Health Jurisdictions that prioritize health equity to advance environmental, policy, and systemic change. Learn more and join the Champions for Equity (C4E) Initiative!
The Office of Health Equity COVID Equity Technical Assistance team in partnership with the Fusion Center collaborated to develop a Baseline Organizational Assessment for Equity Infrastructure. This assessment provides a streamlined tool whereby Local Health Jurisdictions (LHJs) can collect baseline data on their current equity infrastructure and use it to inform their future planning for equity. The findings from this baseline assessment will be used to guide a statewide process to understand local public health equity capacity, identify priorities for technical assistance, and inform the State Health Equity Plan.