Equity Advisory Group
The ACT Equity Advisory Group
All Children Thrive – California (ACT) is a five-year initiative (2022-2026) to expand the role of cities and counties in preventing childhood trauma, countering its effects, and fostering community healing and resilience. Funded by the California Legislature, ACT is a partnership of UCLA (Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities), Community Partners, California Department of Public Health and Public Health Advocates. To ensure the design and implementation of the ACT initiative is equity-focused and community-driven, we will convene an Equity Advisory Group.
The advisory group is required to attend quarterly in-person meetings that include state and local experts in trauma and equity-informed policy and systems change. These meetings will be held in ACT funded jurisdictions or volunteered locations from EAG members. EAG members must participate and engage in EAG evaluation activities as well as a subcommittee. EAG members will provide feedback on activities, materials/tools, progress, and input on future direction. EAG members will be invited to attend an optional monthly ACT Team Meeting where they receive ACT-funded project updates.
The first 2023 EAG Cohort convening will be Fall of 2023. Advisory Group members may serve through the end of the initiative as long as they are in good standing and may opt out after one year. Members will be provided a $5,000 stipend per year for their participation, which will also support their travel to meetings when needed. Please submit your application by June 23rd, 2023.
EAG Subcommittee Groups
Data: Data subcommittee members will participate in bi-monthly strategy meetings with the PHA and UCLA data staff. Meetings will focus on useful tools and approaches to technical assistance to support ACT projects. Members will also be invited to attend a selection of data-related trainings, technical assistance meetings, and community events.
Coaches: Coaching subcommittee members will participate in bi-monthly Coaches meetings with Coaching staff. Meetings will focus on Coaches approach to relationship building, campaign strategy, and policy to ensure equity in the ACT Coaching space. Members will also be invited to attend a selection of coaching and policy trainings, technical assistance meetings, and community events.
Youth Development: Youth Development subcommittee members will participate in and support Youth Champions in the preparation of Youth Leaders Forums (YLF). There are 6 YLFs in a year and Youth Champions meet weekly to plan the forums. Subcommittee members will be asked to attend at least one Youth Champions meeting and all of the YLFs and may participate in preparatory meetings to ensure equity in the ACT youth program.
Comms: Communications subcommittee members will provide a monthly review of communications content/materials and submit feedback in the form of survey responses. Members will also be invited to attend a selection of communications trainings, technical assistance meetings, and community events.