Washington County was one of the first Counties in the State of Oregon to institute an Equity Officer Role in the Incident Command Structure of the Emergency Operations Center in response to COVID-19. This presentation will explain and identify how equity principles were implemented in EOC operations for the COVID-19 incident.
The Health Equity Webinar Series is a free online webinar series designed to showcase dynamic work being accomplished to enhance health equity opportunities. This series discusses different innovative implementations, strategies, best practices, success stories, and experiences impacting health equity in communities served with public health professionals around the nation. This Health Equity Webinar course contains 5 modules:
Health Equity Webinars are hosted live on the third Friday of each month at 10am PST.
To join the live session, please enroll in the course before 10am PST on the day of the webinar. All Health Equity sessions are recorded. If you enroll after the live webinar session has ended, the course will contain a video recording of the live session you can watch instead. Please note, it may take up to one month for the recording to become available.
- Convene staff and stakeholders across the EOC and in the community to advise, assist, and troubleshoot the equitable implementation, monitoring, evaluation of resources, flow of information (qualitative and quantitative) and prioritization of community needs in terms of policy, resources and distribution.
- Identify, anticipate and recommend strategies and policies to reach disproportionately impacted population groups, including maximizing existing networks
- Ensure we are inclusively leading with race– that the needs of our community, especially those who have been historically marginalized, are reflected in recommendations, messaging and solutions
- Collaboratively support the implementation and review of equity-related EOC initiatives, requests and goals, while promoting and modeling safety, trust and belonging in how we do the work with each other and the community
- Public health professionals
- Community members
Duration: ~ 1 hour
Continuing Education: N/A
Presenter: Phyusin Myint, PhD, MPP, Health Equity, Planning and Policy (HEPP) Program Supervisor at Washington County