BARHII, Public Health Alliance Issue Brief, Schedule Webinar on Equity and Emergency Operations

The Bay Area Reducing Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII) and the Public Health Alliance of Southern California this week released the brief “Embedding Equity into Emergency Operations: Strategies for Local Health Departments During COVID-19 and Beyond.” The brief outlines case studies, resources, and priority recommendations for counties and cities to explicitly and intentionally embed equity staff and practices into emergency operations structures and throughout the public health emergency response and recovery process. The briefing is available here.

The groups will additionally hold a webinar on Friday, August 7 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. The webinar will feature four leading national equity leaders working to advance and embed equity into their own local emergency response structures. The San Francisco Department of Public Health and the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services will be featured, as well as the City and County of San Francisco and the Seattle-King County Department of Public Health. Registration for the webinar is available here.