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.
This invite only training session is designed to aid BARHII members in using a new strategy and tools to engage county and regional leadership in moving toward health equity in regional planning. To craft this approach, we are offering a special strategy session and power mapping training with Makani Themba.
The Structural Racism and Social Determinants of Health Meeting for March will discuss protections for the LGBTQIA community and how those protections have been affected by the new administration.
The March Policy Committee Meeting will provide updates on which bills individual counties are prioritizing in the 2017 legislative cycle, share updates on state legislation, and revisit responses to executive orders.
Stable and desegregated neighborhoods have been a key demand of civil rights movements in this country, and a key driver of health equity. In March, BARHII will continue its focus on housing with a look at how proposed changes to fair housing law could impact Bay Area families.
In March, the Internal Capacity Committee will focus on legal guidance regarding potential immigration issues at public health sites. Specifically, the meeting will examine what Local Health Departments can and can’t do when it comes to immigration.
Topics at the March Built Environment Committee Meeting include follow up on tracking program enrollment deadlines as well as discussions of partnerships with the Public Health Alliance of Southern California’s Data Committee.
March’s Built Environment Committee will examine a holistic understanding of resiliency. The session will also include updates on the recent Climate Health Meeting and local health department’s work on resiliency.