William L. Haar
William helps shape and implement the work of Prevention Institute’s Health Systems Transformation team, researching and advocating for solutions to many of the nation's health and equity challenges. He focuses on improving the social and community determinants of health through enhanced integration between healthcare and public health, with the goal of improved population health and equity. A key area of his practice involves providing training, technical assistance, and consultation. William is also involved in coalition work, organizing a yearly advocacy and lobby event that brings hundreds of Californians together at the Capitol and online in support of policies that would create greater opportunities for healthy eating and active living. Previously, William was closely involved in Prevention Institute’s communication’s work, supporting media advocacy and social media strategy. Prior to joining Prevention Institute, William conducted evaluation projects for the Sarah Samuel Center for Public Health Research & Evaluation. He has also worked with Health for Oakland’s People & Environment (HOPE) Collaborative, East Oakland Community Playdate, and La Clínica de La Raza. William has several years’ experience working internationally in China and Poland. He received his Masters of Public Health and his Masters of Social Welfare from UC Berkeley and his bachelor’s degree from Thomas Edison State University of New Jersey. His academic research focused primarily on nutrition policy, particularly related to sugar-sweetened beverages and breastfeeding.