To protect all members of our communities, equity must be a foremost consideration in ASPR’s preparedness activities, including identifying existing systems that may be contributing to continued inequality.
Objective 1.2 Key Milestones:
- Build, support, and sustain a diverse, ready, and resilient public health emergency response workforce that can enhance the activities of the existing public health and healthcare workforce.
- Identify the MCMs needed for each potential threat and make sure that use-case scenarios and implementation strategies will result in equality in accessibility, particularly for systemically underserved communities.
- Ensure continuity of public health and medical services for all affected members of a community.
- Establish and cultivate relationships with community partners who ensure community access during public health threats and disasters.