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Community Solutions Advisory Council
The commissioner of health shall convene a 12-member council to advise the commissioner on the development of the request for proposals for community solutions healthy child development grants. In advising the commissioner, the council must consider how to build on the capacity of communities to promote child and family well-being and address social determinants of healthy child development; review responses to requests for proposals and advise the commissioner on the selection of grantees and grant awards; advise the commissioner on the establishment of a transparent and objective accountability process focused on outcomes the grantees agree to achieve; advise the commissioner on ongoing oversight and necessary support in the implementation of the program; and support the commissioner on other racial equity and early childhood grant efforts.
The 12-member council consists of:
- two members representing the African Heritage community;
- two members representing the Latino community;
- two members representing the Asian-Pacific Islander community;
- two members representing the American Indian community;
- two parents of children of color or that are American Indian with children under nine years of age;
- one member with research or academic expertise in racial equity and healthy child development; and
- one member representing an organization that advocates on behalf of communities of color or American Indians.
At least three of the 12 members of the advisory council must come from outside the seven-county metropolitan area.
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