How do you achieve healthy, sustainable and resilient communities after a disaster? After the devastation, there is a need to devote new resources for infrastructure rebuilding and the restoration of care delivery systems (health/social services). Natural and human-caused disasters like those in Flint, MI and Puerto Rico, impact the health and economies of communities long after the media has forgotten and stopped reporting. The impact the natural environment places higher demands on social services, impacting low-income communities the hardest. In this session, we'll discuss the ways that community organizations, healthcare providers and entrepreneurs are coming together to respond to disasters before they happen, immediately after and long after on the road to recovery.
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