The LA County Department of Public Health is now accepting self-nominations for 2-year appointments (spring 2018 – spring 2020) to the Community Prevention and Population Health Task Force (Task Force). The Task Force functions like a County commission and is responsible for promoting health, equity and community well-being in Los Angeles County.
In its first term, the Task Force elevated opportunities to improve health equity in LA County. Task Force members weighed in on critical policy decisions related to public health protections for people living near neighborhood oil drilling sites and Measure A allocations for equitably improving access to local parks. Further, Task Force members prioritized public health issues in the Community Health Improvement Plan. Now that the LA County Health Agency has launched the Center for Health Equity, the Task Force will serve as its advisory body. For more information about the Task Force including meeting agendas and charter, please go to ThinkHealthLA.org.
If you are interested in serving on the Task Force, instructions for applying and a self-nomination form are available at ThinkHealthLA.org. The application process includes submission of an application form, resume and three professional references, all of which are due by February 5, 2018.
A Nominating Committee comprised of Department of Public Health staff and non-County representatives will review the self-nomination forms and submit recommendations to the Board of Supervisors, for their approval, for up to ten Task Force members. Appointments will be announced in late spring of 2018.
Task Force members can also be appointed directly by the Board of Supervisors. Please contact your Board office if you are interested in being considered for an appointment.
If you have any questions or would like to request assistance with the application process, please contact Yeira Rodriguez at (213) 288-8023 or by email at [email protected].
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