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Healthcare Equity Advisory Council (HEAC)

The HEAC is a new Health Care Agency Advisory Council that will be comprised of 8 community members at large and 7 Health Care Agency staff, each appointed to two or three-year terms.

The purpose of HEAC is to establish a working group, that meets no less than quarterly, of healthcare subject matter experts and community stakeholders to advocate for equity for historically underserved communities. The Council will convene to evaluate the delivery of healthcare services for underserved populations, including allocation of resources and personnel practices, and recommend strategies for improvement where gaps are identified.

The implementation of HEAC is one example of a direct-action item stemming from the Ventura County Board of Supervisors (BOS) adopting a resolution on November 10, 2020, declaring racism a public health crisis and making a commitment to promote equity, inclusion, diversity in housing, employment, economic development, public safety, and health care in the County of Ventura.

HEAC is currently seeking members to fill the initial Council. To apply to serve on HEAC, please fill out this form in either English or Spanish and submit it to HEACapplications@ventura.org or mail it to:

Ventura County Health Care Agency
Attn: HEAC Applications
5851 Thille St., Suite 100
Ventura, CA 93003

For any questions or clarification, please contact HEACapplications@ventura.org.

Applications for the first HEAC must be submitted by November 30, 2021.

Applications will remain open for future members.

HEAC Draft Charter
Board of Supervisors Resolution

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