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The Communities Advancing Resilience Toolkit (CART): an intervention to build community resilience to disasters.
Pfefferbaum-RL; Pfefferbaum-B; Van Horn-RL; Klomp-RW; Norris-FH; Reissman-DB
J Public Health Manag Pract 2013 May-Jun; 19(3):250-258
Community resilience has emerged as a construct to support and foster healthy individual, family, and community adaptation to mass casualty incidents. The Communities Advancing Resilience Toolkit (CART) is a publicly available theory-based and evidence-informed community intervention designed to enhance community resilience by bringing stakeholders together to address community issues in a process that includes assessment, feedback, planning, and action. Tools include a field-tested community resilience survey and other assessment and analytical instruments. The CART process encourages public engagement in problem solving and the development and use of local assets to address community needs. CART recognizes 4 interrelated domains that contribute to community resilience: connection and caring, resources, transformative potential, and disaster management. The primary value of CART is its contribution to community participation, communication, self-awareness, cooperation, and critical reflection and its ability to stimulate analysis, collaboration, skill building, resource sharing, and purposeful action.
Communication-systems; Disaster-prevention; Force; Psychology; Health-protection; Health-programs; Health-care; Humans; Men; Women; Work-capacity; Public-health; Author Keywords: CART; community; community assessment; community resilience; disaster; disaster preparedness; terrorism
Betty Pfefferbaum, MD, JD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, PO Box 26901, WP 3470, Oklahoma City, OK 73126
Issue of Publication
Journal of Public Health Management and Practice
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Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division