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.
Topics at the March Data 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Structural Racism and Social Determinants of Health Meeting for March will focus on the intersections of public health, rapid response, and immigration raids. We will have a speaker from the New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia discussing their rapid response to immigration raids program.
The Data Committee will include a presentation from the California Department of Public Health on OHE’s California Reducing Disparities Project among other topics.
February’s Internal Capacity Meeting will include focus on BARHII’s work with GARE including a report from Solano County on their work.
In February, the Policy Committee will discuss joint work between BARHII and the Public Health Alliance of Southern California, California State Legislation, and updates on regional planning and policy in BARHII’s member jurisdictions.
This Valentine’s Day, BARHII’s SDOH/SR Committee will be holding a training that addresses what we can do as individuals to protect and support the members of our community who are vulnerable to racist, sexist, homophobic, islamophobic attacks and explores our role as individuals in supporting safe communities for everyone. Click here to learn more.
Melissa Jones will be Co-Facilitating a Session at the Transformative Climate Communities Summit February 10, 2017.
BARHII will be participating in a Strong, Prosperous, and Resilient Communities Challenge (SPARCC ) Site Visit.
Making progress in health equity requires that we understand who makes the decisions, how we can influence them and what will it take to build public support. Please join us for a training to explore how to use power mapping as a tool for developing effective change strategies. Click here to learn more.
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.
Will Dominie, BARHII’s Policy Manager, will be speaking on the importance of housing in health equity.
BARHII’s Executive Director, Melissa Jones, will be meeting with the Public Health Nursing Staff of Alameda County to speak on what local health departments are doing to address the social determinants of health.
BARHII’s Executive Director, Melissa Jones, will be speaking for students at Dominican University in San Rafael on health inequities in the Bay Area.
The agenda for January’s Built Environment Committee Meeting includes discussions of the BEC’s Resilience Project and updates on Plan Bay Area and BARHII’s coordination with CRI.
The Internal Capacity Committee will use the January meeting to hold discussions on the post-election response, the focus for the committee in 2017, and more.
January’s General Membership Meeting will be discussing Public Health as a Sanctuary and address what sanctuary protections are currently available through federal regulations, how Bay Area jurisdictions are responding to deportation threats and concerns about federal funding, and concerns around LHD’s data and the impact on enrollment numbers.
January’s Policy Committee Meeting includes discussions regarding California State Legislation, further discussion around housing, a last chance for feedback on edits to BARHII’s Policy Platform, and more.
The agenda for January’s Data Committee Meeting includes a presentation on San Francisco’s Central Market/Tenderloin Data Portal and updates from BARHII on the Data Committee’s Co-Chairs and BARHII’s Program Plans for 2017.
Krystal Robinson Justice, BARHII’s Special Projects Manager, and Will Dominie, BARHII’s Policy Manager, will be speaking on broad approaches to preventing early childhood obesity and achieving health equity, by grappling with the social determinants of early childhood health—particularly land use, housing, food security, and community safety. Through a health equity lens, we will consider best-practices and innovative strategies at the individual, organizational, and public policy levels to prevent early childhood obesity.
SDOH/SR’s January agenda includes discussions on responding to bias and racist incidents, power-mapping, the focus for the committee in 2017, and more.
The Policy Meeting for December will be a shorter meeting focusing on election updates from the counties, feedback on BARHII’s statewide work, preparation for upcoming strategy meetings with Makani Themba, and regional planning updates.
This session was designed as a direct response to requests for examples of equity work in situations that are more politically conservative and/ or with institutions that do not have a history of focusing on equity. We will have two speakers that will share their experiences with implementing initiatives that have achieved outcomes in more politically conservative areas. Renee Canady from the Michigan Public Health Institute will talk about her experiences in Ingham County Department of Public Health and Mariana Moore, from Ensuring Opportunity will talk about their campaign to end poverty in Contra Costa County.
The agenda for the Built Environment Holiday Meeting includes discussions on resilience, including a presentation from the Bay Area Regional Collaborative discussing their new draft report.
The SDOH/SR Committee will use December’s meeting to discuss the impact of public health and health equity in a changed political environment and how to incorporate the Movement for Black Lives’ Policy Platform into BARHII’s own.
This election season voters are making decisions with broad ranging health equity impacts. Join BARHII for a special session to analyze election results, health equity impacts, and strategies for what is next. Topics of discussion will include housing bonds, tenant protections, minimum and living wage, and recreational cannabis.
In this Adaptive Leadership for Racial Equity 201 session, the goals are to remind ourselves of the leadership we’ll need to tackle racial equity, reflect on the skills needed to manage change, explore the place of risk in adaptive leadership, identify methods to help minimize risk, and try reflection and planning tools that may help your process.
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