Environmental resilience and public health
Learning Areas:Environmental health sciences
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Explain the concept of resilience as it is now being applied to community disaster response. Describe the relation between resilience and core public health principles. Identify three examples of how community public health initiatives would strengthen resilience in response to a major environmental disaster.
Keyword(s): Disasters, Public Health
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: my major professional activities are related to the public health implications of environmental stressors and to the scientific framework for sustainabilitiy. I served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental and Community Medicine, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, from 1980-2001, and Dean of the Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, 2001-2005.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.