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Governor's Health Equity Council

03/17/2021 01:00 PM - 03 /17/2021 04:00 PM

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Agency: Department of Health Services
Contact: Cecilla Culp


Governor’s Health Equity Council
March 17, 2021
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Link:
Toll-free audio: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 9128  or +1 253 215 8782
Webinar ID: 915 8235 1568


  1. Welcome, overview of agenda, updates from Chair Gina Green-Harris.                               1:00 to 1:10 PM. 
  2. Review and approve minutes from 01/20/21 meeting.                                                           1:10 to 1:15 PM. 
  3. The “Story of Health Equity” within the Executive Budget. Remarks from:                            1:15 to 2:05 PM. 
    1. Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes
    2. DHS Interim Secretary Karen Timberlake
    3. DCF Senior Manager Thomas McCarthy
    4. Governor’s Office, T.R. Williams
  4. DHS COVID Response Team: overview of vaccine response followed by Q&A.                  2:05 to 3:05 PM
  5. Equity and Inclusion Council update: DOA/Bureau of Equity Inclusion, Laurice Lincoln       3:05 to 3:35 PM
  6. Council member homework – preliminary Information                                                           3:35 to 3:45 PM 
  7. Public comment                                                                                                                      3:45 to 3:55 PM 
  8. Wrap up and Adjourn                                                                                                              3:55 to 4:00 PM 

To share public comments with the Council, please contact DHS Health Equity Council ( or Cecilia Culp at 608-590-7329. DHS is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. If you need accommodations because of a disability, if you need an interpreter or translator, or if you need this material in another language or in alternate format, you may request assistance to participate by contacting Cecilia Culp at 608-590-7329 or through DHS Health Equity CouncilThe purpose of this meeting is to conduct the governmental business outlined in the above agenda. In Executive Order 17, Governor Evers exercised his authority under Wis. Stat. § 14.019 to create the Health Equity Council (“the Council”), to be comprised of individuals appointed by the Governor and staffed by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The purpose of the Council is to identify key benchmarks to address health disparities in Wisconsin based on race, economic status, education level, history of incarceration, and geographic location. Executive Order 17 further directed the Council to develop a plan, supported by a body of research and based on the afore-mentioned benchmarks, to reduce and eliminate health disparities throughout Wisconsin by 2030. The Governor further empowered the Council to create any necessary subcommittees to achieve its mission.

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Reasonable accommodations, including the provision of informational material in an alternative format, will be provided for qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. This agency, to the maximum extent possible, holds all meetings in facilities that are physically accessible to persons with disabilities.  For questions about accessibility, contact the meeting's sponsoring division.