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Past BARHII Events

BARHII provides education to community groups and public agencies on health equity research and improvement strategies. It also holds its own regular communities of practice on various topics relating to public health. Check out some of BARHII’s trainings, below.

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October 2017


 

10/27/2017 General Membership Meeting 10:00pm – 12:00pm

October’s General Membership Meeting focused on Wealth Building and Worker Protection Strategies to Advance Health. The meeting featured presentations by Dave Zuckerman of the Democracy Collaborative, Shannon Ladner Beasley of Contra Costa County, and Curtis Chan of San Francisco County.

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10/25/2017 Built Environment Committee Meeting 2:30pm – 4:30pm

October’s Built Environment Committee Meeting featured a presentation by Dr. Theopia Jackson on Promoting Community Resilience in the Face of Environmental Trauma. The group then discussed how to further implement their ongoing discussions on resilience into the BEC’s 2017 Resilience Project.

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10/23/2017 Policy Committee Meeting 9:30am – 11:30am

The October Policy Committee Meeting focused on a review of BARHII’s Legislative Platform and additional planning for BARHII’s 2018 legislative work. Other topics covered included updates on recent local, regional, state, and federal policy work.

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10/17/2017 Data Committee Meeting 2:30pm – 4:30pm

In October, the Data Committee continued its partnership with the Public Health Alliance of Southern California and discussed how to address current data gaps for the Public Health Departments. The meeting also covered further discussion of the health department’s data on immigration work.

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September 2017


 

9/27/2017 Built Environment Committee Meeting 2:30pm – 4:30pm

For September’s Meeting, the Built Environment Committee took a deep dive into Plan Bay Area 2040’s Proposed Scenarios, and further looked into how they can make a greater impact on climate change with more active travel. Other topics included updates on regional built environment and climate change work, and a discussion of health department responses to recent heat waves.

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9/25/2017 Policy Committee Meeting 9:30am – 11:30am

In addition to the Policy Committee’s usual updates on local, regional, state, and federal policy work, September’s meeting had a presentation and discussion on Local Cannabis Taxation and implementing policies on cannabis once it’s fully legalized. The session also had reflections of this year’s policy work.

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9/19/2017 Data Committee Meeting 2:30pm – 4:30pm

The Data Committee partnered with the Public Health Alliance of Southern California for its September meeting, specifically looking at the impact of WIC participation on birth outcomes. Neil Maizlish gave a second presentation examining the ITHIM model and the benefits of active travel in Plan Bay Area 2040’s proposed scenarios.

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9/15/2017 Internal Capacity Committee Meeting 12:30pm – 2:30pm

In September, the Internal Capacity Committee will help review and refine BARHII’s upcoming Workplace Bias and Microagressions Training. Other topics will include discussions on how change happens in public health, and how to troubleshoot when there are problems.

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9/15/2017 General Membership Meeting 10:00am – 12:00pm

September’s General Membership Meeting explores strategies for Public Health Departments to respond to hate and the current political climate. Looking at the Public Health Departments’ past actions and utilizing the communications work of Berkeley Media Studies Group, this meeting will devise strategies and messages for moving forward.

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August 2017


 

8/28/2017 Policy Committee Meeting 9:30am – 11:30am

In August, the Policy Committee Meeting will include updates on the progress of our bills and legislative advocacy; local, county, and state policy updates; and formulating our plan for advocacy in the next year. Other topics will include new issues the Policy Committee is considering taking on, including cannabis and additional work around displacement.

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8/23/2017 Built Environment Committee Meeting 2:30pm – 4:30pm

August’s BARHII BEC Meeting will include a presentation by the Asian Pacific Environmental Network to discuss a community perspective on resilience. Other topics will include discussions of the Committee’s Resilience project and updates on the potential work with Resilient by Design.

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8/18/2017 Messaging and Communicating Health Equity 10:00am – 2:00pm

In place of BARHII’s regular August General Membership and Internal Capacity Committee meetings, we will be partnering with Berkeley Media Studies Group for a special event around messaging and communications. This half-day training will dig deep into health equity and will cover how to approach developing overall media and communication strategies, how to frame messages on housing affordability and maternal and child health, and what we know about communicating in ways that resonates across the political spectrum.


8/15/2017 Data Committee Meeting 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Data Committee’s August Meeting will continue BARHII’s Joint Data Committee meetings with the Public Health Alliance of Southern California, and will include presentations on both the Cost-Benefit of WIC for Adverse Outcomes and a presentation from Solano County on their recent epidemiology work. It will also include a presentation from Alameda County on their Immigration and Public Health Brief.

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July 2017


 

 7/26/2017 Built Environment Committee Meeting 2:30pm – 4:00pm

The July BEC Meeting included a presentation by Matt Wolff of San Francisco County Public Health Department explaining the county’s resilience work. Other topics of discussion included updates on the committee’s overall Resiliency Project and updates on the Resilient by Design Process.

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7/24/2017 Policy Committee Meeting 9:30am – 11:30am

In July, BARHII’s Policy Committee met to discuss the progress of our 2017 legislative agenda. The meeting also included time to review county, state, and federal policies, as well as discuss our statewide and regional housing campaigns.

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7/18/2017 Data Committee Meeting 2:30pm – 3:30pm

The Data Committee continued its joint meetings with the Public Health Alliance of Southern California in July, with a meeting on Assessing the Association between WIC Enrollment and BIRTH Outcomes. Other topics covered in the meeting included updates on the Alliance’s Health Disadvantage Index.

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7/18/2017 Health Equity and Social Justice 101 Training: Stories from the Field NAACHO Webinar 

BARHII Participated in Part 3: Stories from the Field of NAACHO’s Health Equity and Social Justice 101 Trainings. Following webinars on The Politics of Health Inequity and Intersectionality, the webinar focused on learning from local health department practitioners about approachs for institutionalizing health equity and social justice work at the local level.


 7/11/2017 Social Determinants of Health and Structural Racism Committee Meeting 1:00pm – 3:00pm

The July Social Determinants of Health and Structural Racism Committee Meeting was geared toward transforming the Committee into its new structure and model of “Addressing Structural Racism Committee Presents” Trainings.

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June 2017


 

6/28/2017 Built Environment Committee Meeting 2:30pm – 4:30pm

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.

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6/26/2017 Policy Committee Meeting 9:30am – 11:30am

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.

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 6/20/2017 Data Committee Meeting 2:30pm – 4:30pm

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.

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 6/16/2017 Internal Capacity Committee Meeting 12:30pm – 2:30pm

June’s Internal Capacity Committee meeting discussion will focus on Alameda County’s use of a Racial Equity Tool in partnership with GARE.

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 6/16/2017 Public Health Approaches to Homelessness: BARHII General Membership Meeting 10:00am – 12:00pm

June’s BARHII General Meeting was designed to help participants from public health and homelessness programs explore the regional crisis of homelessness in the Bay Area, focusing on root causes and solutions bigger than any one jurisdiction. Leaders from across the region shared emerging public health strategies for addressing this crisis—including regional strategies, policy actions, new funding streams, and more.

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May 2017


 5/31/2017 Bystander Intervention for Hate and Bias Incidents – Presentation for San Mateo County 12:30pm – 4:30pm

Following the enthusiasm around our Valentine’s Day “Love Your Neighbor Training,” BARHII is beginning to offer Bystander Intervention for Hate and Bias Incidents in new locations. This training focuses on what we can do as individuals to protect and support the members of our community who are vulnerable to racist, sexist, homophobic, islamophobic, and other hate-based attacks and explores our role as individuals in supporting safe communities for everyone.


 5/24/2017 Built Environment Committee Meeting 2:30pm – 4:00pm

In May, BEC will feature a presentation on resiliency by Jasneet Sharma of San Mateo County as well as updates on Plan Bay Area 2040.

 

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5/22/2017 Policy Committee Meeting 9:30am – 11:30am

May’s Policy Committee Meeting will begin to discuss our next steps of our policy work after finalizing our list of 2017 state legislation in April. In addition, we’ll have a federal policy update and discussions of regional planning.

 

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5/19/2017 Internal Capacity Committee Meeting 12:30pm – 2:30pm

In May, Internal Capacity Committee will focus on Napa County’s experiences of using the BARHII Toolkit. It will also have discussions of the ad-hoc workgroup developing BARHII’s Addressing Bias and Micro-Agressions in the Workplace training.

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 5/19/2017 BARHII General Membership Meeting 10:00am – 12:00pm

May’s General Membership Meeting is a chance to check in with BARHII and Local Health Department’s work in the six months since the election.

This reflection session will be an interactive opportunity to not only get updates and insight on BARHII’s most recent work, including our Immigrant Data Survey and the State Legislation we’re working on in 2017, but also to hear from local health departments on what’s been changing in their departments.

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5/16/2017 Data Committee Meeting 2:30pm – 4:30pm

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.

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 5/9/2017 Social Determinants of Health and Structural Racism Committee Meeting 1:00pm – 3:00pm

In May, the Structural Racism and Social Determinants of Health Committee will be begin discussions and a speaker series around cannabis

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April 2017


 4/26/2017 Built Environment Committee Meeting 2:30pm – 4:30pm

In April, BEC will have Linda Helland of the California Department of Public Health discussing The Resiliency Framework for CDPH’s California Adaptation Plan.

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 4/24/2017 Priority Bills Policy Smackdown! – Policy Committee Meeting 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Last month began the Policy Committtee’s in depth review of California state legislation, as well as the discussion of BARHII’s policy focus for 2017. In April, we’ll have the Policy Committee’s Priority Bills Policy Smackdown – a special meeting designed to narrow down the specific state legislation BARHII will focus on for the rest of the year. If there’s only one Policy Committee Meeting you can attend this year, it should be this one!

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 4/24/2017 Bystander Intervention for Hate and Bias Incidents – Presentation for San Mateo County 12:30pm – 4:30pm

Following the enthusiasm around our Valentine’s Day “Love Your Neighbor Training,” BARHII is beginning to offer Bystander Intervention for Hate and Bias Incidents in new locations. This training focuses on what we can do as individuals to protect and support the members of our community who are vulnerable to racist, sexist, homophobic, islamophobic, and other hate-based attacks and explores our role as individuals in supporting safe communities for everyone.


 4/21/2017 Power-Mapping the Housing Crisis 10:00am – 3:00pm

In place of BARHII’s General Membership and Internal Capacity Meetings for the month of April, we will instead be hosting session two of our Power-Mapping the Housing Crisis series facilitated by Makani Themba of Higher Ground Strategies.

This work session is designed for and open to all who work on housing and or regional planning. Careful consideration Careful consideration has been taken to make this session accessible for both beginners and experts.

BARHII is working to expand the number of people working on the housing crisis taking place in the Bay Area, and anyone working and committed to addressing the problem is welcome to attend this session.


 4/18/2017 Data Committee Meeting 9:30am – 11:30am

April’s Data Committee Meeting will follow up on the decline of program utilization by immigrant populations as well as feature a presentation by San Mateo County and further discussion about Data Committee’s partnership with the Public Health Alliance of Southern California.

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 4/12/2017 Bystander Intervention for Hate and Bias Incidents – Presentation for San Mateo County 12:30pm – 4:30pm

Following the enthusiasm around our Valentine’s Day “Love Your Neighbor Training,” BARHII is beginning to offer Bystander Intervention for Hate and Bias Incidents in new locations. This training focuses on what we can do as individuals to protect and support the members of our community who are vulnerable to racist, sexist, homophobic, islamophobic, and other hate-based attacks and explores our role as individuals in supporting safe communities for everyone.


4/11/2017 Social Determinants of Health and Structural Racism Committee Meeting 1:00pm – 3:00pm

In April, the Structural Racism and Social Determinants of Health Committee will be discussing how to engage mental health staff to develop supports related to traumas emerging from threats of deportation, deportation, and anti-immigrant sentiment.

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March 2017


 

 3/22/2017 Built Environment Committee Meeting 2:30pm – 4:30pm

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.

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 3/21/2017 Data Committee Meeting 2:30pm – 4:30pm

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.

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 3/17/2017 Internal Capacity Committee Meeting 12:30pm – 2:30pm

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.

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 3/17/2017 Housing Discrimination and Health – BARHII General Membership Meeting 10:00am – 12:00pm

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.

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 3/15/2017 Policy Committee Meeting 9:30am – 11:30am

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.

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 3/14/2017 Social Determinants of Health and Structural Racism Committee Meeting 1:00pm – 3:00pm

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.

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February 2017


 2/21/2017 Data Committee Meeting 2:30pm – 4:30pm

The Data Committee will include a presentation from the California Department of Public Health on OHE’s California Reducing Disparities Project among other topics.

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 2/17/2017 Internal Capacity Committee Meeting 12:30pm – 2:30pm

February’s Internal Capacity Meeting will include focus on BARHII’s work with GARE including a report from Solano County on their work.

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 2/17/2017 Children’s Health Equity and Building a Bigger Tent – BARHII General Membership Meeting 10:00am – 12:00pm

 

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 2/15/2017 Policy Committee Meeting 9:30am – 11:30am

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.

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 2/14/2017 Love Our Neighbors Training: Bystander Intervention for Hate & Bias 2:00pm – 5:00pm

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.


 2/10/2017 Transformative Climate Communities Summit 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Melissa Jones will be Co-Facilitating a Session at the Transformative Climate Communities Summit February 10, 2017.


 2/10/2017 Strong, Prosperous, and Resilient Communities Challenge (SPARCC) Site Visit 12:00pm – 5:00pm

BARHII will be participating in a Strong, Prosperous, and Resilient Communities Challenge (SPARCC ) Site Visit.


 2/6/2017 Building Equity Champions in Changing Times: A Power Mapping Training 9:30am – 12:30pm

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.


 2/6/2017 Power-Mapping the Housing Crisis – Invite Only 1:00pm – 5:00pm

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.


January 2017


 1/27/2017 Executive Committee Meeting 10:00am – 12:30pm


 1/27/2017 Santa Clara Housing Presentation 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Will Dominie, BARHII’s Policy Manager, will be speaking on the importance of housing in health equity.


 1/26/2017 Alameda County Health Care Services Public Health Nursing Staff Training 2:45pm – 3:45pm

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.


 1/26/2017 Dominican University 9:30am – 10:45am

BARHII’s Executive Director, Melissa Jones, will be speaking for students at Dominican University in San Rafael on health inequities in the Bay Area.


 1/25/2017 Built Environment Committee Meeting 2:30pm – 4:30pm

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.

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 1/20/2017 Internal Capacity Committee Meeting 12:30pm – 2:30pm

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.

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 1/20/2017 Public Health as a Sanctuary – BARHII General Membership Meeting 10:00am – 12:00pm

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.

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 1/18/2017 Policy Committee Meeting 9:30am – 11:30am

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.

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 1/17/2017 Data Committee Meeting 2:30pm – 4:30pm

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.

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 1/17/2017 The Social Determinants of Early Childhood Obesity 9:00am – 12:00pm

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.


 1/10/2017 Social Determinants of Health and Structural Racism Committee Meeting 1:00pm – 3:00pm

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.

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December 2016


 12/21/2016 Policy Committee Meeting 9:30am – 10:30am

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.

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 12/15/2016 GARE Advancing Racial Equity in Challenging Political Contexts 12:00pm – 2:00pm

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.


 12/14/2016 Built Environment Committee Holiday Meeting 2:30pm – 4:30pm

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.

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 12/6/2016 Social Determinants of Health and Structural Racism Committee Meeting 2:00pm – 4:00pm

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.

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November 2016


 11/18/2016 Post-Election Analysis and Strategy Session 10:00am – 2:00pm

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.


 11/16/2016 Policy Committee Meeting 2:30pm – 4:30pm


11/2/2016 GARE Leadership Training

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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