Community resilience refers to the sustained ability of a community to respond to, withstand and recover from shocks and stressors. In Australia, and other countries, natural disasters such as drought, bushfires, floods, earthquakes and infectious disease outbreaks such as COVID-19 are likely to have a sustained and negative impact on the health and wellbeing of people over a prolonged period of time. This webinar examined evidence and personal experiences in supporting community resilience as a means of strengthening communities to withstand public health crises before, during and after emergencies.
This webinar allowed decision makers and health and care managers to learn about the integrated care approaches that have been implemented and the considerations that have been made to address the continuing care and support needs of people beyond public health issues and crisis management. The webinar included an opportunity to ask questions and share experiences and will highlight IFIC's COVID-19 Knowledge Exchange Platform to facilitate the sharing of people's experiences in responding to the situation.