BARHII’s goal of transforming public health practice is carried out by a committee structure. Staff members from the member health departments and BARHII staff form each of the committees. The committees meet monthly and re‐examine the work that health departments do with communities and other partners to change conditions that contribute to health inequities. They also build the collective and individual capacity of health departments to carry out this work.
The scope of BARHII reaches beyond the categorical programs that focus on single diseases and risk factors to encompass the broad range of social and environmental conditions that affect community health. The reorientation of public health practice, and of the organization and culture of public health departments, is a central feature of BARHII’s work.
Click on any of the links below to learn more about the BARHII subcommittees.