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Farther Together
Seven Best Practices for Engaging Communities to Create a Healthy, Resilient Region for All

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The intensifying effects of climate change pose a clear threat to the health and well-being of Bay Area residents. That’s particularly true for communities that experience health inequities—systemic and unjust disparities in health outcomes that exist by race, income, and other factors. 

BARHII is proud to announce the release of our latest research-based tool to help local governments step up to these growing challenges. Farther Together lays out a path for transforming how public agencies engage communities in climate resilience planning and disaster response to foster a healthy, resilient future for everyone who calls the Bay Area home. 

Our new guide provides detailed recommendations for policymakers and practitioners on centering communities impacted by inequities—from project budgeting tips to no-wrong-door approaches for gathering community-driven solutions. The report identifies systemic reforms needed in our public investments, institutional structures, and public engagement mandates. You’ll also find examples of promising practices in action from across the Bay Area. 

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