Government Systems Reform and Racial Equity
BARHII has teamed up with GARE (The Government Alliance on Race and Equity) to provide training and support to their Northern California cohort. GARE is a national network of government working to achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all. As part of the GARE network, cohorts are making a commitment to achieving racial equity, focusing on the power of their own institutions, and working in partnership with others. A partnership between BARHII and GARE is natural, not just because many of the GARE counties are also members of BARHII, but also because of the shared mission of transforming public institutions to advance equity and the shared focus on developing and using upstream as well as downstream strategies to achieve this.
Inequities based on class, race, and gender in the distribution of power and resources, and in the priorities of institutional policies and practices, define the ways in which social determinants of health contribute to health inequities. BARHII is committed to moving the momentum of public health toward a greater focus on social determinants of health and health inequities.