Building Strong and Resilient Communities through Trauma-Informed Care

According to recent data, up to 70 percent of adults in the United States have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lives. Additional information from the Adverse Childhood Experiences study shows the long-term health effects that childhood trauma can have. In North Carolina,…

Creating a Community Resilience Officer Position

Harris County Public Health (HCPH) has a long history of responding to emergencies including hurricanes, infectious disease outbreaks, arboviruses, and other public health emergencies. Through these responses, the need for a community resilience position became more and more evident. Harris County Public Health in Harris…

Designing a Preparedness Program for People with Access and Functional Needs

The first objective of the National Health Security Strategy (NHSS) focuses on building community resilience through social connectedness, coordination of health and human services agencies, and increasing access to information and training. In alignment with this objective, the Kent County Health Department, in collaboration with…

The Public Health Reserve Corps: Building Community Resilience through Every Day Actions

Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC), like many local health jurisdictions, has been working for years to build community resilience in order to withstand the impacts of emergencies. Building community resilience can be challenging and has many elements: partnering with community and faith…