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Latest Blog Posts in 2020

Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative: Fostering Community-Driven Change During COVID-19 and Beyond

09.14.2020 | Health Leads

We recently spoke with Melissa Jones, Executive Director of the Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII), to learn how her community has mobilized to meet the challenges of our new reality head on. We talked through what it means to build effective collaboration structures, push forward policy changes, and address the inequities that have been made more apparent than ever.

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Q&A with Dr. Janice Underwood, Virginia’s first cabinet-level Chief Diversity Officer

08.10.2020 | Health Leads

Since September 2019, Dr. Janice Underwood has served as Virginia’s first cabinet-level Chief Diversity Officer, and She currently leads the Health Equity Task Force. We sat down with Dr. Underwood to discuss the transformative work the Northam administration and her team specifically are doing to fight racial injustice, advance equity across many dimensions of diversity, and build equitable systems in response to racial injustice and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Flattening the Next COVID-19 Curve – Our Essential Resources

04.13.2020 | Alexandra Quinn

The impact of this pandemic extends far beyond the illness itself – and right now, another demand curve shows the secondary impacts of COVID-19 are already starting to surge. The economic fallout has already started to expose our systems’ deepest flaws, fractures and inequities, but we can take action now to respond and rebuild. 

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