• 2016 Opening Plenary Announced

    Resilience – adaptation in the face of adversity – is often the difference between a community that can survive and thrive after a disaster, and one that struggles over years to recover. In 2013, the Rockefeller Foundation created 100 Resilient Cities – an organization dedicated to helping cities around the world build resilience to the social, economic, and physical challenges Read more


In a world of increasingly global and uncharted threats, public health professionals must learn how to respond to a wide array of potential emergencies and disasters. Organizations may not have the resources to prepare for every potential threat but they can plan responses to make their communities more resilient. Recovery after a disaster impacts all levels of governmental public health and healthcare agencies and these organizations must work together toward a more prepared and resilient nation. Read more