Track 1: Building and Sustaining Resilient Communities
Part A: Reviewing Operational Emergency Plans in the Context of the Socioeconomic Status and Race
Public health departments are addressing the daunting effects of structural racism by building awareness and looking at preparedness through an equity lens. Analysis of operational plans through this lens — a social justice frame that focuses on the health inequities that produce poor health outcomes — is relatively rare, so don’t miss this session in which the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will present the results of their analysis on its Point of Dispensing (POD) plans.
Part B: Redefining Response: Addressing Structural Racism in Emergency Management through Neighborhood-Based Strategies
The way we think about traditional public health emergencies often ignores the impact of structural racism and systems of oppression. Learn how New York City is using a health equity and racial justice lens to develop a neighborhood-based approach to emergency response.