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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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.
Data Committee’s May Meeting will be the official launch of our joint Data Committee meetings with the Public Health Alliance of Southern California, and will include a panel on community and hospital partnerships with local health departments. We’ll also spend time discussing BARHII’s recent Immigrant Data Survey.
June’s Internal Capacity Committee meeting discussion will focus on Alameda County’s use of a Racial Equity Tool in partnership with GARE.
June’s BARHII Data Committee Meeting will include a presentation by Santa Clara County on their Child Health Assessment project and additional time discussing BARHII’s recent Immigrant Data Survey.
In June, the Policy Committee Meeting will include updates on the progress of our bills, the state budget, and discussions around county, regional, and state strategy.
June’s Built Environment Committee meeting will have Allison Brooks of the Bay Area Regional Collaborative (BARC) to talk about the resiliency chapter they wrote for plan Bay Area.