Community resilience is the ability of a community to withstand and to recover from adversity in the event of a disaster. This involves engagement of community-based organizations in preparedness, response and recovery planning activities.
Dr. David Eisenman is working with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to improve community resilience in Los Angeles County. Go to www.laresilience.org to learn about the Los Angeles County Community Disaster Resilience Project.
David Eisenman, Center for Public Health and Disasters and Associate Professor in Residence in the Department of Community Health at FSPH, talks about how he saw community engagement make a public health impact during crises like Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy.