A healthy community is a resilient community. From pandemic threats to school shootings, crisis
events continue to affect the health and wellbeing of the surrounding human population long after the
crisis ends. These health effects can then weaken a community’s ability to cope with future disasters.
As such, physical, psychological, environmental, and technological factors all play key roles in
determining how well a community prepares for, mitigates, responds to, and recovers from a disaster.