Connecting Research to Improve Response

Connecting research to improve response

After Superstorm Sandy, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, including CDC, funded 31 projects to evaluate resiliency and recovery in areas related to healthcare delivery, the public health system response, risk communication, worker safety, environmental and occupational hazards, and the physical and mental health impacts on the general population. Research results enhanced the recovery process and contributed to the resiliency of this region and its communities to withstand future public health threats. Information from these studies provided insight on how to adapt and sustain our public health and healthcare systems during adverse weather events. In addition, the results can immediately be applied to communities recovering from similar disasters.