Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII)
BARHII is a coalition of eleven public health departments in the San Francisco Bay Area of California that work to incorporate principles of health equity into land use and transportation planning and actively focuses on adaptation planning in for the Bay Area communities. The coalition includes public health departments in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano and Sonoma Counties and the City of Berkley.
BARHII’s stated mission is to transform public health practice for the purpose of eliminating health inequities using a broad spectrum of approaches that create healthy communities. BARHII works on climate change by focusing on adaptation planning in the Bay Area. BARHII has helped bring the voices of representative of local health department representatives to climate policy work and planning at the local, regional, and state levels; ensured that health considerations are included in work to prepare the Bay Area’s infrastructure, helped to build the capacity of local health departments, and has informed work to build the resiliency of Bay Area communities to the impacts of climate change.
Phone: (510) 210-8065