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2018 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 2018, 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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 August 2018


8/14/2018 Data Committee Meeting 2:30-4:30pm

August’s regularly scheduled data committee meeting will take place on Tuesday, August 21st from 2:30-4:30pm.


8/17/2018 Internal Capacity Committee Meeting 12:30-2:30pm

August’s regularly scheduled Internal Capacity Committee meeting will take place on Friday, August 17th from 12:30-2:30pm.


8/17/2018 Procurement and Contracting Among Anchor Institutions for Social Justice 10:00am-12:00pm

August’s regularly scheduled general meeting will take place Friday, August 17th from 10:00am-12:00pm. Healthcare organizations – local public health departments, hospitals, and health systems – are major employers that see the business opportunities and health benefits of supporting local economies. Where we buy our food, who farms it, and how we feed our people is a procurement effort that healthcare organizations have developed. In this meeting, social justice groups highlight local and sustainable food systems as the main ingredients for health, wellness, and climate resiliency among communities.


8/22/2018 Built Environment Committee Meeting 2:30-4:30pm

August’s regularly scheduled built environment committee meeting will take place on Wednesday, August 22nd from 2:30-4:30pm.


8/27/2018 Policy Committee Meeting 9:30-11:30am

August’s regularly scheduled policy committee meeting will take place on Monday, August 27th from 9:30-11:30 am. We will discuss federal, state, and regional policy updates and prepare for our next meeting.


8/28/2018 Community Power and Public Health: Working with Community Organizers to Advance Health Equity: East Bay (Oakland) 10:00-2:30pm

BARHII invites its membership to this special event on how community organizations and public health can partner to advance health equity. Special Guest speakers Dawn Phillips and Renée Branch Canady will lead participants in strategies for engaging community organizing groups with public health departments to accelerate change. The main objectives are to bring together two powerful disciplines to align their work around social determinants of health, use a strength-based framework to understand the unique vantage points of community organizing and public health, build connections between public health and community organizing groups, and develop opportunities to advance health equity through the efforts inside public health and in community organizations. The second part of this series will take place in Oakland.

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8/29/2018 Community Power and Public Health: Working with Community Organizers to Advance Health Equity: South Bay (Redwood City) 10:00am-2:30pm

BARHII invites its membership to this special event on how community organizations and public health can partner to advance health equity. Special Guest speakers Dawn Phillips and Renée Branch Canady will lead participants in strategies for engaging community organizing groups with public health departments to accelerate change. The main objectives are to bring together two powerful disciplines to align their work around social determinants of health, use a strength-based framework to understand the unique vantage points of community organizing and public health, build connections between public health and community organizing groups, and develop opportunities to advance health equity through the efforts inside public health and in community organizations. This part of the series will take place in Redwood City.

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8/31/2018 Micro-aggressions and Bias in the Workplace Training 

We will be hosting another micro-aggressions and bias in the workplace training in Contra Costa County on August 31st.


September 2018


9/6/2018 Micro-aggressions and Bias in the Workplace Training

We will be hosting our Micro-aggressions and Bias in the Workplace Training on September 6th in Alameda County.


9/18/2018 Data Committee Meeting 2:30-4:30pm

September’s regularly scheduled data committee meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 18th from 2:30-4:30pm.


9/21/2018 Advancing the Institutional Strategy in BARHII’s Framework: Public Land Use 10:00am-12:00pm

September’s regularly scheduled general meeting will take place on Friday, September 21st from 10am-12pm.


9/21/2018 Internal Capacity Committee Meeting 12:30-2:30pm

September’s regularly scheduled internal capacity committee meeting will take place on Friday, September 21st from 12:30-2:30pm.


9/24/2018 Policy Committee Meeting 9:30-11:30am

September’s regularly scheduled policy committee meeting will take place on Monday, September 24th from 9:30-11:30am. We will discuss federal, state, and regional policy updates and prepare for our next meeting.


9/26/2018 Built Environment Committee Meeting 2:30-4:30pm

September’s regularly scheduled built environment meeting will take place Friday, September 21st from 2:30-4:30pm.


9/26/2018 Micro-aggressions and Bias in the Workplace Training

We will be hosting a micro-aggressions and bias in the workplace training in San Mateo County.


October 2018


10/09/2018 GARE Adaptive Leadership Training

In collaboration with GARE, we will be hosting the next part of the 3-part series on adaptive leadership and racial equity. This event will take place in Southern California GARE. More details to come.


10/11/2018 GARE Adaptive Leadership Training

We will be hosting the next part of the GARE training series in Northern California. This will be the second part of the three part series. More details to come.


10/16/2018 Data Committee Meeting 2:30-4:30pm

October’s regularly scheduled dating committee meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 16th from 2:30-4:30pm.


10/19/2018 Advancing the Institutional Strategy in BARHII’s Framework: Local Government Investment Power 10:00am-12:00pm

October’s regularly scheduled general meeting will take place on Friday, October 19th from 10am-12pm.


10/19/2018 Internal Capacity Committee Meeting 12:30-2:30pm

October’s regularly scheduled internal capacity committee meeting will take place on Friday, October 19th from 12:30-2:30pm.


10/22/2018 Policy Committee Meeting 9:30-11:30am

October’s regularly scheduled policy committee meeting will take place on Monday, October 22nd from 9:30-11:30pm. We will discuss federal, state, and regional policy updates and prepare for our next meeting.


10/24/2018 Built Environment Committee Meeting 2:30-4:30pm

October’s regularly scheduled built environment committee meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 24th from 2:30-4:30pm.


November 2018


11/12/2018 Bystander Intervention Training 

We will be hosting a bystander intervention training on November 12th in San Mateo County.


11/13/2018 GARE Adaptive Leadership Training.

On November 13th, we will lead the third and final part of our Adaptive Leadership training series with GARE.


11/15/2018 GARE NorCal Adaptive Leadership Training

On November 15th, we will lead the third and final NorCal GARE adaptive leadership training.


11/16/2018 Internal Capacity Committee Meeting 2:30-4:30pm

November’s regularly scheduled internal capacity committee meeting will take place on Friday, November 16th from 12:30-2:30pm.


11/20/2018 Data Committee Meeting 2:30-4:30pm

November’s regularly scheduled data committee meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 20th from 2:30-4:30pm.


11/26/2018 Policy Committee Meeting 9:30-11:30am

November’s regularly scheduled policy committee meeting will take place on Monday, November 26th from 9:30-11:30pm. We will discuss federal, state, and regional policy updates and prepare for our next meeting.


11/28/2018 Built Environment Committee Meeting 2:30-4:30pm

November’s regularly scheduled built environment committee meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 28th from 2:30-4:30pm.