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Our Impact Areas

Our health departments and more than 200 community partners work together to create policies that protect health and increased economic opportunity. Because policy only improves our life when it's well implemented, we also provide training to government and community to help ensure policy and resources achieve our goals for health equity and shared economic prosperity. All of our work focuses on creating a more racially just and equitable world.

Equitable COVID-19 Response and Recovery

BARHII has taken a lead role in devising strategies to help those most impacted by COVID-19: Black, Latinx, and Pacific Islander communities.  

Our efforts have included engaging over 1,000 individuals in the development of a COVID-19 Rapid Response & Rolling Recovery strategy. The underpinnings of this strategy acknowledge the interdependency between response and recovery and recommends devising these strategies simultaneously. Our plan uses early warning indicators and real-time data that enables organizations to create agile strategies that can be quickly adapted according to need. BARHII identified the following four priorities for organizations developing response and recovery strategies: 

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Require Basic Health Protections for Workers

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Rebuild Financial Stability for Families, Small Businesses, and Social Enterprises

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Reconnect Communities and Protect Mental Wellness

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Revolutionize the Status Quo to Protect People of Color

Ongoing Health Equity Impact Areas


Housing Affordability and Health

Fair Chance and Opportunity for Every Worker

A Strong Start for Every Child


Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Health Equity


Economic Opportunity and Inclusion


Climate Change, Health, Transit, and Active Transportation

Systems Change and Reform


Government Systems Reform and Racial Equity


Moving Money Upstream to Prevention

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Advancing Public Health Practice

Emergent Programs and Learning Areas


Community Safety and Resilience

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