Festival San Sebastian in San Juan

Recorded Webinar
Date: Thursday, August 4, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MDT

This webinar, held August 4, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MDT highlighted recent projects that examined ways to strengthen community resilience in U.S. Territories.

The webinar showcased the results from 11 projects that were awarded through a second special call from the Public Health Disaster Research Award Program with the support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Science Foundation. Presentations highlighted the results and public health implications from reports from each of the funded research teams. These projects focus on new research on community resilience in American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Community resilience is important because it enhances the health and well-being of communities and reduces the negative impacts of disaster.

The first 20 minutes of the webinar recording provides an overview of the special call and the outcomes of the funded research projects. Participants were then invited to join one of three breakout rooms where they heard from the research teams that carried out these studies. Each breakout room focus on one of the following topics:

  • Community-Based Approaches to Recovery and Resilience
  • Impact of Infrastructure and Service Disruptions on Health and Livelihoods
  • Tools to Strengthen Community Resilience

View the recorded Webinar now.

A detailed schedule highlighting the speakers and the research can be found on the Webinar Announcement page.

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The Public Health Disaster Research Award program is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF Award #1635593) through supplemental funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF, CDC, or the Natural Hazards Center.