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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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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 TCC Summit 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Melissa Jones will be Co-Facilitating a Session at the TCC Sunmit February 10, 2017.

 2/10/2017 SPARCC Site Visit 12:00pm – 5:00pm

BARHII will be participating in a 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.

 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.

 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.

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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