Equity and Disasters Reframing Incident Command Systems
Goralnick, E., Serino, R., and Clark, C. (2021). Equity and Disasters: Reframing Incident Command Systems. (First page only.) American Journal of Public Health. 111(5):844-848.
In this editorial, the authors discuss why a “structural change” is needed in the national Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) guidelines to ensure inclusion of an Equity Officer and subject matter experts in health care equity. They discuss lessons learned from their hospital, which established a “diversity, equity and community health response team” during the COVID-19 pandemic.