Building community disaster resilience: perspectives from a large urban county department of public health.

@article{Plough2013BuildingCD,
  title={Building community disaster resilience: perspectives from a large urban county department of public health.},
  author={Alonzo L. Plough and Jonathan E. Fielding and Anita Chandra and Malcolm V. Williams and David Eisenman and Kenneth Brooks Wells and Grace Y Law and Stella Fogleman and Aizita Maga{\~n}a},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2013},
  volume={103 7},
  pages={1190-7}
}
An emerging approach to public health emergency preparedness and response, community resilience encompasses individual preparedness as well as establishing a supportive social context in communities to withstand and recover from disasters. We examine why building community resilience has become a key component of national policy across multiple federal agencies and discuss the core principles embodied in community resilience theory-specifically, the focus on incorporating equity and social… CONTINUE READING