Community resilience—a phrase now common to many policy documents and political speeches—signals an important advance in thinking about the role of the public in disaster management. But like some of the erroneous ideas that it helps dismiss, does this new concept come with its own set of mental blinders? The possible meanings and implications of resilience deserve much more discussion and debate as resilience enters the public health preparedness lexicon.
Schoch-Spana, Monica. 2008. "Community Resilience for Catastrophic Health Events." Biosecurity and Bioterrorism 6 (June): 129-130. https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/our-work/publications/community…