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Webinar: Embedding Equity into Emergency Operations: Strategies During COVID-19 & Beyond

Hosted by PHI's Public Health Alliance of Southern California and BARHII, this webinar will explore the findings of a new report and feature four leading national equity leaders who are working to advance and embed equity into their own local emergency response structures.

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Embedding Equity into Emergency Operations: Strategies During COVID-19 & Beyond

Friday August 7, 2020: 9 am-10:30 am PT

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Released this month by PHI’s Public Health Alliance of Southern California and Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII), Embedding Equity into Emergency Operations: Strategies for Local Health Departments During COVID-19 & Beyond outlines case studies, resources, and priority recommendations that counties and cities can take to explicitly and intentionally embed equity staff and practices into their emergency operations structures and throughout the public health emergency response and recovery process.

In this webinar, participants will explore the findings of this new report and hear from four leading national equity leaders who are working to advance and embed equity into their own local emergency response structures.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Ayanna Bennett: Incident Commander & Director of Health Equity, San Francisco Department of Public Health
  • Katie Balderas: Equity Officer, City of Long Beach, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Shakirah Simley: Racial Equity Officer, EOC, City and County of San Francisco
  • Mariel Torres-Mehdipour: Emergency Response Equity Officer, Seattle-King County Public Health

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