Create Community

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The word community can mean different things. It can describe a geographic area, a group of people with shared interests, or a feeling of teamwork and fellowship. This section of Prepare Your Health explores some of these meanings and the ways people can work together to improve personal preparedness, social connectedness, and community resilience where they live.

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CARE FOR EACH OTHER

Take care of yourself and each other.

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GET INVOLVED

Take action to help improve everyone’s health and resilience.

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LEAD BY EXAMPLE

Inspire others to prepare their health.

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IMPROVE ACCESS

Support the needs of the whole community.

Community Health Resilience

Community health resilience measures the ability of people, businesses, governments, nonprofit groups, and faith-based organizations to work together to create systems that can withstand, adapt to, and recover from a public health emergency. The CDC’s Center for Preparedness and Response helps to build resilient communities through the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Cooperative Agreement. Since 2002, PHEP has provided funding, guidance, and technical assistance that helps state, local, and territorial public health departments prepare for and respond to public health threats.

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