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
"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