AB 887: State Government: Office of Health Equity (2019 - 2020)
Codifies the position of California Surgeon General and relocates the Office of Health Equity (OHE) under the direction of the Surgeon General. On January 7th, 2019, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-02-19 to establish the California Surgeon General. The California Surgeon General is charged with advising the Governor on a comprehensive approach to addressing health risks and challenges by leveraging the insights of stakeholders and serving as a spokesperson on public health issues. By moving the Office of Health Equity under the Surgeon General, OHE will be better positioned to impact policy across state government agencies and departments. It would also provide the resources and support necessary for the Surgeon General to have impact across the state.