Community engagement

Toloo, Ghasem-Sam & Fredriksen, Marie (2016) Community engagement. In FitzGerald, Gerry, Tarrant, Mike, Aitken, Peter, & Fredriksen, Marie (Eds.) Disaster Health Management: A Primer for Students and Practitioners. Routledge, Abington, Oxon; New York, NY, pp. 104-116.

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One of the fundamental shifts that has occurred in disaster management over recent decades has been a change in emphasis from an almost complete focus on response agencies toward a more holistic approach that involves all aspects of community working in partnership to achieve improved whole-of-community outcomes. This greater involvement of the community directly permeates all aspects of disaster management throughout the prevention, preparedness, response, recovery (PPRR) continuum. The concepts that unpin this chapter are derived from those of disaster resilience, and building a resilient community through engagement. Community engagement is important as it enhances resilience and long-term sustainability of the community by building trust and sharing the knowledge, experience, decision-making and burden among the citizens and authorities.

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ID Code: 98946
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Disaster management, Community engagement, Resilience, Prevention, preparedness, Response, Recovery, PPRR
ISBN: 9781315692951
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Health and Community Services (111708)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Social Policy (160512)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Emergency & Disaster Management
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Deposited On: 21 Sep 2016 23:19
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2016 05:12

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