BARHII Policy Committee and the Rise Together 

Power of 9

BARHII's Policy Committee and Rise Together's Power of 9 Committee collaborate to develop our Policy Platform to improve health equity and create economic opportunity.

BARHII's Policy Committee was founded in 2016 is comprised of representatives from the Bay Area public health departments. In most counties, a health equity policy unit has been established to help further public health-promoting policies. Each year, this committee prioritizes the bills that have the most impact on healthy living conditions, such as affordable housing, economic mobility and safe communities.


Rise Together launched the Power of 9 Committee in 2016 to connect more directly with current issues and strategies in the 9 County Bay Area.  The committee is made up of a diverse array of representatives from each of the 9 counties.  The Rise Together Power of 9 Committee works together to build shared strategies, coordinate advocacy, learn from one another and create momentum for their own work in their communities.  We welcome passionate leaders from all sectors and levels. Together, we can leverage the power of 9 counties to work together, speak with one voice, take collective action and redefine what is possible for Bay Area residents. 


To learn more about BARHII's Policy Committee and the Power of 9 Committee and inquire about becoming a member, please fill out our brief form.

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