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SKID ROW RESIDENT SELECTED TO JOIN STATE-led ADVISORY COMMITTEE

May 22, 2013

To Skid Row,

by Michael Blaze skid row fims

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES– Earlier this month, the California Department of Public Health, which is a department within the State of California’s Health and Human Services Agency in Sacramento, “officially invited” Skid Row resident and community activist, General Jeff, to become a member of it’s Office of Health Equity Advisory Committee.

by Michael Blaze Skid Row FIlms

The goal of the OHE-AC is to improve the health status of all populations and places, with a priority on eliminating health and mental health disparities and inequities. Both the California Department of Public Health and the Office of Health Equity reviewed over 100 applications and believed that General Jeff’s application, credentials and experience would be of great value and contribute to the expertise of the OHE-AC.

by Michael Blaze Skid Row Films Recovery

Dr. Ron Chapman, Director and State Health Officer of the California Department of Public Health, personally extended the invitation directly to General Jeff. Jeff proudly responded by saying, “This is yet another positive step forward for our Skid Row community’s residents. Our grass-roots “positive movement” has continued to grow over the last six years and now being able to sit at the table and speak directly with the decision-making folks in Sacramento and also at the State Capitol is a huge step-up for us. To be recognized and chosen for my past and recent efforts to address the many health-related issues regarding mental illness, and more, in Skid Row is truly an honor.”

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With his application already selected, the only remaining step for General Jeff is the formality of filing out the actual membership application.

The confirmation letter from Dr. Chapman stated, “We look forward to working with you in advancing health equity for vulnerable communities throughout California”.

By Michael Blaze Skid Row Films

This may mean Skid Row will have to share General Jeff with Sacramento….stay tuned!

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