Funder(s)

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Description/Abstract

When communities are impacted by disasters, state officials must implement efficient and competent recovery strategies with the health and wellbeing of residents in mind. This research brief summarizes findings from a peer-reviewed study showing that few U.S. states explicitly integrate public health into their disaster recovery laws, and the types of public health requirements and authorizations vary substantially across states.

Document Type

Research Brief

Keywords

disaster, disaster resilience, disaster recovery, public health

Disciplines

Emergency and Disaster Management | Environmental Public Health

Date

5-18-2021

Acknowledgements

The authors thank Megan Ray and Shannon Monnat for inputs and edits on earlier versions of this brief. Support for this work was provided in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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