The Equity and Wellness Institute is thrilled to work with the Department of Public Health’s. Office of Health Equity Community Development and Engagement Section (OHE-CDES) to coordinate the California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP) Phase 3 planning and design activities. We are in the process of organizing a voluntary statewide advisory committee. The goal of the committee is to produce a report that will provide recommendations on the CRDP Phase 3 design.
The findings from the Phase 2 Statewide Evaluation Report clearly demonstrate the effectiveness of Community-Defined Evidence Practices in reducing mental health disparities in diverse, multicultural communities and reinforcing the infrastructure to deliver these services. We are excited to see what the CRDP Phase 3 design could be and are excited to invite the community to participate. If you would like to learn more, visit the website here.
The advisory committee meetings have been designed to ensure that diverse perspectives and communities are provided an equitable and accessible platform to speak and share insights on the varying needs of impacted communities throughout the state.
As OHE-CDES is building out its racial equity and community engagement efforts, it is imperative that they hear and partner with organizations and individuals who represent all of California’s diverse communities, especially those from communities facing the greatest inequities.
The Equity and Wellness Institute alongside OHE-CDES is inviting you to apply to be part of the advisory committee and participate in this important and historical work. Participation in the advisory committee is voluntary and will include up to 8 Zoom and 1 in-person meetings from fall 2023 through summer 2024.
For more information, please review the attached flyer and application documents. If you are interested in applying, please complete the application and a member of our team will reach out to you to discuss next steps.