1st Edition

Health Disparities, Disasters, and Crises Approaches for a Culture of Preparedness

Edited By Roland J. Thorpe Jr., DeMond S. Miller Copyright 2024
    226 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Health Disparities, Disasters, and Crises: Approaches for a Culture of Preparedness presents a roadmap to help guide the actions needed to address health disparities introduced as part of the pre-planning, planning, and mitigation phases of natural and technological disasters.

    With contributions from 30 scholars in disaster management in public health, this text explores how the intersectionality of health disparities of different socioeconomic and racial/ethnic groups and how social determinants help shape exposure, and vulnerability to pandemic disasters and crises. Supported by examples from across the world, chapters are supplemented with case studies of best practices, graphs, and tables. Each of the seven parts address different topics, including how disasters affect the poor, medically underserved, and racial/ethnic groups, the impact of health disparities, and the growing link between global health, disaster planning/mitigation, and global security.

    Written for the benefit of undergraduate and graduate students, working professionals, and academics in the US and abroad, Health Disparities, Disasters, and Crises: Approaches for a Culture of Preparedness provides the best overall understanding of professional disaster management and safety for all citizens. It is also an ideal text for graduate and undergraduate courses in public health, public policy, medicine and nursing, healthcare administration, emergency management, emergency preparedness, homeland security, epidemiology, sociology, and medical sociology.

    Chapter 1.       Health, Inequalities, and Building a Culture of Preparedness

    Roland J. Thorpe, Jr. and DeMond Miller

    Chapter 2.       Inclusive Preparedness and Emergency Response for Disasters Yet to Come

    Derron G. Cooney and DeMond S. Miller

    Chapter 3.       Racialized Healthcare Inequities as Determinant of COVID-19 Disaster Risks and Outcomes:  Moving Towards COVID-19 Disaster Recovery

    Paul Archibald, Marino A. Bruce, Keith C. Norris, Roland J. Thorpe, Jr.

    Chapter 4.       Partnering with Black Organizations to Deliver Vaccine Education in Black Communities

    Rhonda BeLue, Sawsan Salah, Clare Schuchardt, Kelly D. Taylor, Alyssa Coleman, Adaobi Anakwe, Noel-London KC, DeBorah Ahmed, Echols, F.

    Chapter 5.       Towards re-enforcing resilience in crisis: African American family voices during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Adaobi Anakwe, Wilson Majee, Monica Ponder, Rhonda BeLue

    Chapter 6.       Understanding How Disasters Worsen Disparities in Non-Communicable Diseases

    Saria Hassan, Dabney Evans

    Chapter 7.       Preparedness for Pandemic Disasters to Come

    Mohamud Sheek-Hussein, Muhammad Abid, Fikri Abu-Zidan

    Chapter 8.       Cross-National Newspaper Coverage of Climate Change: Community Structure Theory and “Buffered” Health  and Female Privilege

    John C. Pollock, Faris El Akbani, Avantika Butani, Robert Robinson, Miranda Crowley

    Chapter 9.       Disaster Response Inclusiveness to Persons with Disabilities and the Elderly in the Philippines

    Joseph Christian Obnial, Jacqueline Veronica Velasco, Hillary Kay Ang, Paulene Miriel Viacrusis, Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III

    Chapter 10.     Gender Dimension of Disasters in Africa: Building a Gender Inclusive Culture of Preparedness

    Goodness Ogeyi Odey, Ouma Atieno Sarah, Samar Mohammed Alhaj, Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III

    Chapter 11.     Pre-existing sociodemographic and health characteristics and trends in confirmed COVID-19 cases in Louisiana

    Hui Liew, Leslie Green

    Chapter 12.     Social Inequality, COVID-19, and the Delta Wave: Intersections of Race, Gender, and Education

    Chapter 13.     Convergence of COVID-19 Pandemic Disaster, Mental Health, and Substance Use Disorder

    Paul Archibald, Anthony T. Estreet, Len Price, Jr.

    Chapter 14.     How Deliberate Planning and Improvisation Shaped Our Response to COVID-19

    Len Clark

    Chapter 15.     Lessons Learned and Moving Forward from Hurricane Katrina: Emergency Response Planning to Build an Inclusive Response Framework

    Nicola Davis Bivens, DeMond Shondell Miller

    Chapter 16.     Health Disparities and Promoting a Culture of Preparedness: Building Resilience and Tangible Trust in an Age of Disasters

    DeMond Shondell Miller, Roland J. Thorpe, Jr.




    Roland J. Thorpe Jr. holds joint appointments in medicine and neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is an Associate Professor of Health, Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He serves as the Director of the Program for Research on Men’s Health at the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions. Dr. Thorpe’s research focuses on racial and socioeconomic health disparities, particularly among US men.

    DeMond S. Miller is a Professor of Sociology, Professor of Disaster Science and Emergency Management, and coordinates the Program in Healthcare Management and Administration. He serves as the Program Director in Disaster Science and Emergency Management. Dr. Miller’s primary areas of research specialization are environmental sociology (disaster studies), sustainable disaster recovery, disaster equity studies, emergency services and response, community development, community-based research, technological disasters, international irregular migration, and acts of terror as disasters.