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Webinar Title: Supporting Resilient Communities in Times of Public Health Crisis

Webinar Series: Care during and beyond the COVID-19 Crisis: Building integrated care as the cornerstone of our new reality

Broadcast Date: 23/04/2020

Presenters: Nick Goodwin, Ricardo Fábrega, David Perkins, Jason Cheah, Ghislaine Rouly, Antoine Boivin, Vince Barry

Community resilience refers to the sustained ability of a community to respond to, withstand and recover from shocks and stressors. In Australia, and other countries, natural disasters such as drought, bushfires, floods, earthquakes and infectious disease outbreaks such as COVID-19 are likely to have a sustained and negative impact on the health and wellbeing of people over a prolonged period of time. This webinar will explore evidence, and personal experiences, in supporting community resilience – both as a means to strengthen communities to withstand public health crises before they occur, in times of emergency response, and in the aftermath.

This webinar will enable health and care decision-makers and managers to hear about the integrated care approaches implemented and considerations made to address people’s continued care and support needs beyond the public health issues and crisis management The webinar will include an opportunity to ask questions and share experiences and will highlight IFIC’s COVID-19 Knowledge Exchange Platform to facilitate the sharing of people’s experiences of responding to the situation.

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