The California Reducing Disparities Project is administered through the Community and Engagement Unit (CDEU) of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) – Office of Health Equity (OHE).
Learn more about both OHE and CDEU by reading below.
Office of Health Equity (OHE)
The Office of Health Equity (OHE) was established, as authorized by Section 131019.5 of the California Health and Safety Code (PDF). The OHE provides a key leadership role to reduce health and mental health disparities experienced by vulnerable communities in California.
A priority of this groundbreaking office is building of cross-sectoral partnerships. The work of OHE is informed in part, by their advisory committee and stakeholder meetings. The office works with community-based organizations and local governmental agencies to ensure that community perspectives and input help to shape a health equity lens in policies and strategic plans, recommendations, and implementation activities.
For more information, please visit: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/OHE/Pages/OfficeHealthEquity.aspx
Community Development and Engagement Unit (CDEU)
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Office of Health Equity (OHE), Community Development and Engagement Unit’s mission is to strengthen the CDPH’s focus and ability to advise and assist other state departments in their mission to increase access to, and the quality of, culturally and linguistically competent mental health care and services.
- To create a public mental health system for a diverse California that advances an authentic commitment to community engagement, cultural knowledge, accessibility, quality, resilience, and wellness.
For more information, please visit: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/OHE/Pages/CDEU.aspx