IN RESILIENT COMMUNITIES
- Residents and organizations are engaged in the community and connected to each other
- The community pools existing resources to become stronger in the face of threats and risks
- The community learns from prior events to better manage future challenges
Building Blocks of Community Resilience
The RAND Corporation identifies eight levers of community resilience. We focus on four: education, engagement, community self-sufficiency, and partnerships. Evaluate improvements in these core areas as you measure your progress towards a more resilient community.
Source: RAND Corporation created the eight levers of resilience and designed this image. The original has been changed to circle education, engagement, self-sufficiency and partnership as a point of emphasis.
Citation: Chandra, Anita, Joie D. Acosta, Stefanie Howard, Lori Uscher-Pines, Malcolm Williams, Douglas Yeung, Jeffrey Garnett and Lisa S. Meredith. Building Community Resilience to Disasters: A Way Forward to Enhance National Health Security. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2011.
These levers are immediately familiar to most public health practitioners and provide insight into how a community resilience perspective supports alignment between everyday public health practice and public health emergency preparedness and response,” say the authors of a paper published in the American Journal of Public Health.