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We are the coalition of the Bay Area's Public Health Departments

Joined by 200+ partners, we are committed to advancing equity

Health Equity. Economic Opportunity. Racial Justice.

Driving Change...

With our member health departments and 250 partners, we are driving programmatic, systems, and policy change that leads to healthy communities and economic prosperity for all. 


During COVID-19, we've secured many victories to protect the health and well-being of equity communities, including:

  • Securing emergency eviction moratoria in each BARHII member county and at the state

  • Catalyzing the creation of Chief Equity Officers in emergency operations

  • Advancing flexible cash-aid programs for Bay Area families

  • Producing toolkits, trainings, and learning communities to advance an equitable response and recovery 

BARHII's New Resource Gallery

for Equitable COVID-19 Investments 


Practical Tools for Making Health Equity Dreams into Reality

Read our recent Blog Posts and articles

BARHII is a recognized thought leader, influencer in the realm of policy, and promoter of cross-sectional models that narrow the disparity gaps.

10 Public HealtH Departments WITH 200+ PARTNERS

We’re leveraging the power of 9 counties and their health departments to create health equity and economic opportunity through action, systems change, and expanding possibilities for Bay Area residents.  

Alameda | Contra Costa | Marin

Napa | San Francisco | San Mateo

Santa Clara | Solano | Sonoma

9 Counties

"Addressing poverty can in part be done at the local level, but the bigger question is what will it take to build a broader base of constituent interest to win? The constituent base to win and glued together is at the regional level—aligning local and county programs and budgets in a regional context that can also impact and inform legislative action at the state level.  That is why we need Rise Together."


Senior Fellow, PolicyLink

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