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2019 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 2019, 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.


Looking for past BARHII events? Find them here!


April 2019


04/16/2019 April BARHII Data Committee Meeting 2:30pm – 4:30pm.

Tuesday, April 16: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

04/17/2019 April BARHII Policy Committee Meeting 10:30am – 12:00pm.

Join BARHII’s Policy Committee for our annual Policy Smack Down! This is the special meeting in which we finalize BARHII’s state legislation priorities for the year.
At this meeting, BARHII will select 10 bills across the social determinants of health to advance equity, and 5 bills specific to housing. The bills will then move to BARHII’s Executive Committee for approval.
As a note, this meeting will be held in person at BARHII’s offices in downtown Oakland. We look forward to seeing you there!

04/19/2019 April BARHII General Membership Meeting 10:00am – 12:00pm.

Featured guest speaker, Dr. Zea Malawa, will provide an introduction to Expecting Justice, a San Francisco Collective Impact for Healthy Births; discuss examples of how the public health department has engaged in anti-racism work; and share best practices and tools. Dr. Malawa will apply racism as a root cause analysis and explore how it moves public health practices and programs toward more upstream solutions.
Led by the California and San Francisco Departments of Public Health, Expecting Justice, aims to improve maternal and infant health among Black and Pacific Islander people and reduce preterm births in those communities. Today, Black women in San Francisco are twice as likely to experience preterm birth than white women. The preterm birth rate for Pacific Islander women is 11 percent. The initiative envisions that every birth among those communities will be healthy and full term by the year 2030 and that systems and services will coordinate efforts to reduce stress and the impact of systemic racism on Black and Pacific Islander parents across San Francisco.

04/19/2019 April BARHII Internal Capacity Committee Meeting 12:30pm – 2:30pm.

BARHII’s April Internal Capacity Committee session will focus on how to leverage procurement practices to improve health equity. Our featured speaker, Justin Watkins, will highlight how the San Mateo County Health System has worked with the Community Alliance for Family Farmers to bring local farms into school’s cafeterias.

04/24/2019 April BARHII Built Environment Committee Meeting 2:30pm – 4:30pm.

Wednesday, April 24: 2:30pm – 4:30pm


May 2019


05/01/2019 May BARHII Policy Committee Meeting 10:30am – 12:00pm.

Wednesday, May 1: 10:30am – 12:00pm

05/17/2019 May BARHII General Membership Meeting 10:00am – 12:00pm.

Friday, May 17: 10:00am – 12:00pm

05/17/2019  May BARHII Internal Capacity Committee Meeting 12:30pm – 2:30pm.

Friday, May 17: 12:30pm – 2:30pm

05/21/2019  May BARHII Data Committee Meeting 2:30pm – 4:30pm.

Tuesday, May 21: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

05/22/2019 May BARHII Built Environment Committee Meeting 2:30pm – 4:30pm.

Wednesday, May 22: 2:30pm – 4:30pm


June 2019


06/18/2019 June BARHII Data Committee Meeting 2:30pm – 4:30pm.

Tuesday, June 18: 2:30am – 4:30pm

06/19/2019 June BARHII Policy Committee Meeting 10:30am – 12:00pm.

Wednesday, June 19: 10:30am – 12:00pm

06/21/2019  June BARHII General Membership Meeting 10:00am – 12:00pm.

Friday, June 21: 10:00am – 12:00pm

06/21/2019  June BARHII Internal Capacity Committee Meeting 12:30pm – 2:30pm.

Friday, June 21: 12:30pm – 2:30pm

06/26/2019 June BARHII Built Environment Committee Meeting 2:30pm – 4:30pm.

Wednesday, June 26: 2:30pm – 4:30pm


July 2019


07/16/2019 July BARHII Data Committee Meeting 2:30pm – 4:30pm.

Tuesday, July 16: 2:30am – 4:30pm

07/17/2019 July BARHII Policy Committee Meeting 10:30am – 12:00pm.

Wednesday, July 17: 10:30am – 12:00pm

07/19/2019  July BARHII General Membership Meeting 10:00am – 12:00pm.

Friday, July 19: 10:00am – 12:00pm

07/19/2019  July BARHII Internal Capacity Committee Meeting 12:30pm – 2:30pm.

Friday, July 19: 12:30pm – 2:30pm

07/24/2019 July BARHII Built Environment Committee Meeting 2:30pm – 4:30pm.

Wednesday, July 24: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

07/31/2019 Regional Pacific Islander Task Force Quarterly Meeting (2nd quarter)

Wednesday, July 31

August 2019


08/16/2019 August BARHII Internal Capacity Committee Meeting 12:30pm – 2:30pm.

Friday, August 16: 12:30am – 2:30pm

08/20/2019 August BARHII Data Committee Meeting 2:30pm – 4:30pm.

Tuesday, August 20: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

08/21/2019 August BARHII Policy Committee Meeting 10:30am – 12:00pm.

Wednesday, August 21: 10:30am – 12:00pm

08/28/2019 August BARHII Built Environment Committee Meeting 2:30pm – 4:30pm.

Wednesday, August 28: 2:30pm – 4:30pm


September 2019


09/17/2019 September BARHII Data Committee Meeting 2:30pm – 4:30pm.

Tuesday, September 17: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

09/18/2019 September BARHII Policy Committee Meeting 10:30am – 12:00pm.

Wednesday, September 18: 10:30am – 12:00pm

09/20/2019  September BARHII General Membership Meeting 10:00am – 12:00pm.

Friday, September 20: 10:00am – 12:00pm

09/20/2019  September BARHII Internal Capacity Committee Meeting 12:30pm – 2:30pm.

Friday, September 20: 12:30pm – 2:30pm

09/25/2019 September BARHII Built Environment Committee Meeting 2:30pm – 4:30pm.

Wednesday, September 25: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

09/25/2019 Regional Pacific Islander Task Force Quarterly Meeting (3rd quarter)

Wednesday, September 25


October 2019


10/15/2019 October BARHII Data Committee Meeting 2:30pm – 4:30pm.

Tuesday, October 15: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

10/16/2019 October BARHII Policy Committee Meeting 10:30am – 12:00pm.

Wednesday, October 16: 10:30am – 12:00pm

10/18/2019  October BARHII General Membership Meeting 10:00am – 12:00pm.

Friday, October 18: 10:00am – 12:00pm

10/18/2019  October BARHII Internal Capacity Committee Meeting 12:30pm – 2:30pm.

Friday, October 18: 12:30pm – 2:30pm

10/23/2019 October BARHII Built Environment Committee Meeting 2:30pm – 4:30pm.

Wednesday, October 23: 2:30pm – 4:30pm


November 2019


11/15/2019 November BARHII General Membership Meeting 10:00am – 12:00pm.

Friday, November 15: 10:00am – 12:00pm

11/15/2019 November BARHII Internal Capacity Committee Meeting 12:30pm – 2:30pm.

Friday, November 15: 12:30pm – 2:30pm

11/19/2019  November BARHII Data Committee Meeting 2:30pm – 4:30pm.

Tuesday, November 19: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

11/20/2019 November BARHII Policy Committee Meeting 10:30am – 12:00pm.

Wednesday, November 20: 10:30am – 12:00pm

11/27/2019 November BARHII Built Environment Committee Meeting 2:30pm – 4:30pm.

Wednesday, November 27: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

December 2019


12/04/2019 Regional Pacific Islander Task Force Quarterly Meeting (4th quarter)

Wednesday, December 4