NCSP Researcher Presents at Academy Health Research Conference as Part of the Community Resilience Project

July 3, 2015

NCSP Researcher Lucila Zamboni was recently awarded a Public Health System Research scholarship to attend the Academy Health Research Conference from June 14 to 17, 2015 in Minneapolis, MN.

Academy Health is a non-profit organization focusing on public health systems research. With over 2,500 attendees, they host one of the most important research meetings in the field. This conference brought together public officials, professionals, and researchers in order to share information and strategies for improving public health policy and practice.

At the conference poster session, Lucila presented the preliminary findings of the Community Resilience Project (CRP): "Theory and Metrics of Community Resilience: A Systematic Review of the Literature Based on Public Health Guidelines." The Community Resilience Project represents the NCSP's unique and ongoing effort to bridge the gap between academia and practice through empirical research to inform policy formulation and to aid communities and local governments in developing their preparedness, response, and recovery capacities. The CRP includes quantitative and qualitative research methods designed to examine the development of local resiliency.

As part of the CRP, the NCSP recently hosted its Third Annual Public Policy Colloquium that brought together academics and practitioners to discuss community resilience and its association with emergency management. The event was held in collaboration with the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services and State Preparedness Training Center.

Researcher Zamboni and the NCSP's work on community resilience is ongoing and will continue to be influenced by new and innovative research methods, resiliency case studies, and both academic and practitioner experience.