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Webinar: Funding Equity Officers in Counties

September 16, 2021

The Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII) invites counties to a webinar next week, on Wednesday, September 22, from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. The webinar, “In the Room Where It Happens: Funding Equity Officer Positions for Emergency Management” will explore strategies of embedding Equity Officers throughout local departments and county administration.

Equity Officers are an essential part of disaster management, addressing crises like pandemics, wildfires, and extreme heat events, infusing equity considerations into all phases of a local government’s emergency actions. They also bring resources and expertise to implement equity solutions, analyze current and potential policies and procedures, as well as serving as a link between Black, Indigenous, and communities of color and the government process. 

The webinar will focus on the importance of Equity Officers and short-term and long-term funding opportunities for these positions. Participants will hear from county Equity Officers, and representatives from the California Department of Public Health, the California State Association of Counties, and BARHII.

Please use this link, here to register for the webinar.

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