Disasters and Healthcare Disparity
ASPR TRACIE. (2021). Disasters and Healthcare Disparity.
Healthcare inequity has always been a challenge across the U.S. The rate of disasters has increased over the years and the COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the country, striking communities of color and other underserved populations especially hard. Healthcare professionals and emergency managers may benefit from a better understanding of the complex relationships that affect fair access to healthcare. The resources in this Topic Collection highlight these considerations, factors, and lessons learned from a variety of natural and human-caused disasters and provide guidance for healthcare practitioners who are committed to addressing healthcare disparity.