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COVID-19 Recovery
Champions for Equity Recipients  -  August 28, 2023
The California Department of Public Health, Center for Healthy Communities is proud to recognize the following Local Health Jurisdictions on being a Champion for Equity. The nine LHJ’s were recently recognized at the Statewide Champions for Equity event. This resource provides more information about these LHJ’s project and why they are Champions for Equity. Congratulations to you all and thank you for your commitment to advancing Health Equity in California!
“Supporting Communities and Local Public Health Departments During COVID-19 and Beyond: A Roadmap for Equitable and Transformative Change, a report released by the Public Health Alliance of Southern California in July 2022, offers policy, program, and resource recommendations and best practice examples to ensure that local public health departments are adequately prepared to protect communities most vulnerable to the health and socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 as well as future public health emergencies. The report was commissioned by the California Department of Public Health’s Office of Health Equity and is informed by 68 key informant interviews from across California’s public health, community, healthcare, philanthropy, and other sectors, along with more than 100 survey responses; local, regional, and state level public health professional meetings; and a scan and review of policy and best practices.” - Public Health Alliance of Southern California
This resource from the Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII) guides local jurisdictions through several areas of focus for an equitable recovery from the harmful effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The California Equitable Recovery Initiative (CERI) is California’s allotment of the Federal Health Disparities funding. Local Health Jurisdictions and Community Based Organizations are eligible for funding for the purpose of addressing COVID-19 related health disparities and advancing health equity. Awardees are encouraged to leverage this funding to build health equity infrastructure.