Partnerships for Community Resilience

Perspectives from the Los Angeles County Community Disaster Resilience Project

Published in: Public Health, 2015

Posted on RAND.org on September 25, 2015

by G. C. Chi, Malcolm V. Williams, Anita Chandra, Alonzo L. Plough, David Eisenman

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Community partnerships are critical to public health practice in general, and in particular to local health department programs to improve emergency preparedness and community resilience. We describe partnership activities conducted by a large US local health department. The health department has existing partnerships with diverse community sectors. Partnerships with the health care sector were most prevalent. The leading partnership barrier was lack of training on engaging community partners. Existing partnerships can be leveraged and strengthened to build community resilience.

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