Building community resilience to disasters : a way forward to enhance national health security / Anita Chandra [and others]. - Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2011. - 1 online resource (xxiii, 78 pages) : illustrations. - Technical report ; TR-915-DHHS . - Technical report (Rand Corporation) ; TR-915-DHHS. .

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Definition and application of community resilience -- Wellness : promote population health before and after an incident, including behavioral health -- Access : ensure access to high-quality health, behavioral health, and social resources and services -- Education : ensure ongoing information to the public about preparedness, risks, and resources before, during, and after a disaster -- Engagement : promote participatory decisionmaking in planning, response, and recovery activities -- Self-sufficiency : enable and support individuals and communities to assume responsibility for their preparedness -- Partnership : develop strong partnerships within and between government and other organizations -- Quality : collect, analyze, and utilize data to monitor and evaluate progress on building community resilience -- Efficiency : leverage existing community resources for maximum use and effectiveness -- Future directions : implementation, measurement, and next steps.

Community resilience, or the sustained ability of a community to withstand and recover from adversity has become a key policy issue at federal, state, and local levels, including in the National Health Security Strategy. Because resources are limited in the wake of an emergency, it is increasingly recognized that resilience is critical to a community's ability to reduce long recovery periods after an emergency. This report provides a roadmap for federal, state, and local leaders who are developing plans to enhance community resilience for health security threats and describes options for building community resilience in key areas. Based on findings from a literature review and a series of community and regional focus groups, the authors provide a definition of community resilience in the context of national health security and a set of eight levers and five core components for building resilience. They then describe suggested activities that communities are pursuing and may want to strengthen for community resilience, and they identify challenges to implementation.

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Community organization.
Disaster medicine.
Emergency management--Citizen participation.
Emergency management--Organization--Administration.
Social networks.
Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena.
Community Health Services.
Community Networks.
Community Participation.
Consumer Organizations.
Consumer Participation.
Demography.
Disaster Planning--organization & administration.
Disaster Planning.
Disasters.
Environment and Public Health.
Environment.
Epidemiologic Measurements.
Health Care Economics and Organizations.
Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services.
Health Care.
Health Services Administration.
Health Services.
Information Science.
Information Systems.
Medical Informatics Applications.
Medical Informatics.
Organization and Administration.
Organizations.
Population Characteristics.
Psychiatry and Psychology.
Psychological Phenomena and Processes.
Public Health.
Residence Characteristics.
Resilience, Psychological.
Social Environment.
Social Sciences.
Sociology.
Community organization.
Disaster medicine.
Emergency management--Citizen participation.
Emergency Medical Services.
Health & Biological Sciences.
HEALTH & FITNESS--First Aid.
MEDICAL--Allied Health Services--Emergency Medical Services.
POLITICAL SCIENCE--Public Policy--Regional Planning.
Public Health.
Social networks.
Disaster Planning--organization & administration.
Community Networks.
Community Participation.
Consumer Participation.
Residence Characteristics.
Resilience, Psychological.


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