Equitable Pandemic Preparedness and Rapid Response Lessons from COVID-19 for Pandemic Health Equity
Alberti, P., Lantz, P., and Wilkins, C. (2020). Equitable Pandemic Preparedness and Rapid Response: Lessons from COVID-19 for Pandemic Health Equity. Journal of Health Politics Policy and Law. 45(6).
The authors discuss how COVID-19 highlighted systemic disparities, and how the U.S. is “ill equipped to realize health equity in prevention and control efforts for any type of health outcome, including an infectious disease pandemic.” They propose a health equity-focused framework for pandemic preparedness planning that actively involves the community.