Online Program

Strengthening Community Resilience in NYC Public Housing

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 10:50 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.

Peggy Shepard, West Harlem Environmental Action, New York, NY
The goal of the project is to assess the resilience of residents of high-rise public housing in responding to Sandy's impact and develop training tools to improve preparedness and promote residents' resilience in responding to future climate events or other building emergencies. The approach is to collect data from residents and staff in public housing developments in the storm zone to identify individual, social and building factors that affected residents' efforts to help each other and their responses to evacuation warnings.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related public policy
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Define community resilience in response to emergency preparedness. Discuss methods for assessing and strengthening resilience.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am experienced in leading community-based research projects that involve community residents, academics, and government partners. I have worked in the area of housing and public health and have administered focus groups and developed trainings for community residents.
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.