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Title: Promoting Community Preparedness and Resilience: A Latino Immigrant Community-Driven Project Following Hurricane Sandy.

Authors: Cuervo, Isabel; Leopold, Les; Baron, Sherry

Published In Am J Public Health, (2017 09)

Abstract: As community residents and recovery workers, Latino immigrants play important roles after disasters, yet are rarely included in preparedness planning. A community-university-labor union partnership created a demonstration project after Hurricane Sandy to strengthen connections to disaster preparedness systems to increase community resilience among Latino immigrant communities in New York and New Jersey. Building ongoing ties that connect workers and community-based organizations with local disaster preparedness systems provided mutual benefits to disaster planners and local immigrant communities, and also had an impact on national disaster-related initiatives.

PubMed ID: 28892443 Exiting the NIEHS site

MeSH Terms: Adult; Civil Defense/organization & administration*; Community Networks/organization & administration*; Cyclonic Storms*; Disaster Planning/organization & administration*; Emigrants and Immigrants/psychology*; Female; Hispanic Americans/psychology*; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; New Jersey; New York; Resilience, Psychological*

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