In 2003, Kenneth Wells, a researcher from RAND and professor at UCLA took community health…
The LACCDR project is a collaborative effort supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that aims to engage community-based organizations in providing leadership and partnership to promote community resilience in the face of public health emergencies such as pandemics and disasters.
Community resilience is the capacity of the community as a whole to prepare for, respond to, and recover from adverse events and unanticipated crises that threaten the health of all. Achieving community resilience means involving the full range of community-based organizations and agencies in preparedness, response, and recovery planning activities, and broadening the understanding of disaster preparedness to include community health and well-being.
Community resilience is about transforming disaster planning and response from just “me” to include “we.”