What quantitative and qualitative methods have been developed to measure health-related community resilience at a national and local level?

Community resilience is the ability of communities and groups to adapt and thrive in response to external stressors. Building resilient communities as a strategy for population health requires assessment of personal and collective capacities alongside vulnerabilities. This report examines what quant...

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Main Authors: South, Jane, Jones, Rebecca (Author), Stansfield, Jude (Author), Bagnall, Anne-Marie (Author)
Corporate Author: Health Evidence Network
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Copenhagen Health Evidence Network, WHO Regional Office for Europe 2018, 2018
Series:WHO health evidence network synthesis report
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Collection: National Center for Biotechnology Information - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Community resilience is the ability of communities and groups to adapt and thrive in response to external stressors. Building resilient communities as a strategy for population health requires assessment of personal and collective capacities alongside vulnerabilities. This report examines what quantitative and qualitative methods can be used to measure health-related community resilience at national and local levels. Evidence from a rapid review of 33 studies highlighted various methodological challenges. Measurement strategies, mostly drawn from the field of community disaster resilience, include population-level frameworks, mixed methods assessment tools, and qualitative and participatory case studies. The main conclusions are that measurement of health-related community resilience should cover multiple domains (economic, social, health, skills, political and environment) and consider local context and assets. Three stages of policy development are suggested: selection of a set of key indicators to collect data on community resilience, creation of a learning network to share knowledge and tools, and development of a comprehensive measurement framework
Physical Description:1 PDF file (ix, 48 pages) illustrations
ISBN:9789289053624