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2017 BARHII Program and Events

BARHII provides policy, systems and environmental change to improve living conditions and reduce structural racism and exclusion through data, research, analysis, and best practices.  We are uniquely positioned to advance and accelerate strategic change in governmental public health practice. BARHII provides education to community groups and public agencies on health equity research and improvement strategies and holds its own regular communities of practice on various topics relating to public health.

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Four Big Outcomes

In 2017, BARHII will achieve four major outcomes:

+ Protect Health Equity Gains for health equity communities across the Bay Area by supporting nine local Public Health Departments (LHDs) to implement safety protections, use public health voice to defend civil rights, and preserve funding that advances health equity.

+ Create Healthier Communities for tens of thousands of Bay Area residents by ensuring five jurisdictions adopt policies that expand housing affordability and economic opportunity.

+ Advance Racial Equity through technical assistance to seven LHDs implementing human resources or budget justice projects that will reduce institutional racism in hiring, promoting, purchasing, and spending.

+ Empower 200 Health Equity Leaders from local public health departments with new skills to advance health equity.


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April 2017


4/11/2017 Structural Racism and Social Determinants of Health Committee Meeting 1:00pm – 3:00pm

In April, the Structural Racism and Social Determinants of Health Committee will be discussing how to engage mental health staff to develop supports related to traumas emerging from threats of deportation, deportation, and anti-immigrant sentiment.


 4/12/2017 Bystander Intervention for Hate and Bias Incidents – Presentation for San Mateo County 12:30pm – 4:30pm

Following the enthusiasm around our Valentine’s Day “Love Your Neighbor Training,” BARHII is beginning to offer Bystander Intervention for Hate and Bias Incidents in new locations. This training focuses on what we can do as individuals to protect and support the members of our community who are vulnerable to racist, sexist, homophobic, islamophobic, and other hate-based attacks and explores our role as individuals in supporting safe communities for everyone.


4/18/2017 Data Committee Meeting 9:30am – 11:30am

April’s Data Committee Meeting will follow up on the decline of program utilization by immigrant populations as well as feature a presentation by San Mateo County and further discussion about Data Committee’s partnership with the Public Health Alliance of Southern California.


4/21/2017 Power-Mapping the Housing Crisis 10:00am – 3:00pm

In place of BARHII’s General Membership and Internal Capacity Meetings for the month of April, we will instead be hosting session two of our Power-Mapping the Housing Crisis series facilitated by Makani Themba of Higher Ground Strategies.

This work session is designed for and open to all who work on housing and or regional planning. Careful consideration Careful consideration has been taken to make this session accessible for both beginners and experts.

BARHII is working to expand the number of people working on the housing crisis taking place in the Bay Area, and anyone working and committed to addressing the problem is welcome to attend this session.


 4/24/2017 Bystander Intervention for Hate and Bias Incidents – Presentation for San Mateo County 12:30pm – 4:30pm

Following the enthusiasm around our Valentine’s Day “Love Your Neighbor Training,” BARHII is beginning to offer Bystander Intervention for Hate and Bias Incidents in new locations. This training focuses on what we can do as individuals to protect and support the members of our community who are vulnerable to racist, sexist, homophobic, islamophobic, and other hate-based attacks and explores our role as individuals in supporting safe communities for everyone.


4/24/2017 Priority Bills Policy Smackdown! – Policy Committee Meeting 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Last month began the Policy Committtee’s in depth review of California state legislation, as well as the discussion of BARHII’s policy focus for 2017. In April, we’ll have the Policy Committee’s Priority Bills Policy Smackdown – a special meeting designed to narrow down the specific state legislation BARHII will focus on for the rest of the year. If there’s only one Policy Committee Meeting you can attend this year, it should be this one!  


4/26/2017 Built Environment Committee Meeting 2:30pm – 4:30pm

In April, BEC will have Linda Helland of the California Department of Public Health discussing The Resiliency Framework for CDPH’s California Adaptation Plan.