CBHN launched the BHA process in San Joaquin County in February 2022, convening over 100 local key stakeholders to discuss the issues with the greatest degree of health disparities and dive deeper into the root causes, systemic issues, and barriers that contribute to poor health outcomes in the Black community. This virtual Stakeholder Meeting was designed to better understand the local demographics, the needs of the San Joaquin community, how to address those needs, the barriers that impede access to equitable, quality healthcare, and the social determinants of health that impact the well-being and life expectancy of the Black community.
The Stakeholder Meeting was organized in two parts. Part one consisted of presentations on health data and the state of Black health; part two consisted of in-depth discussions and breakout sessions on Social Determinants of Health, Mental Health, the Impact of COVID-19, Cancer, and Black Maternal Health in San Joaquin County. The breakout sessions were led by community health leaders and focused on identifying effective solutions, policies, services, and strategies to improve the health and well-being of the Black community for these major health issues.
The Stakeholder Meeting aimed to engage and empower local experts, who led and facilitated the event, and community members to further identify conditions detrimental to the health of the Black community.