Resilience 2.0: Healthcare’s Role in Anchoring Community Health and Resilience


Health care institutions and the communities they serve are intimately interconnected, especially during and following extreme weather events and human-made disasters. In January, 2017, Health Care Without Harm convened a Summit "Resilience 2.0: Healthcare’s Role in Anchoring Community Health and Resilience" focused on leveraging community health and climate resilience as a key strategy in the strengthening the health care sector’s climate preparedness. Outputs address 1) health care sector engagement in climate public policy; 2) a business case for climate resilient health care; 3) innovative solutions to backup and reliable power generation for health care facilities and community providers; and 4) creating robust networks of partnerships. The lessons learned, questions raised and next steps are relevant to many places.


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