Type: Research

Preparedness in America: Research Insights to Increase Individual, Organizational, and Community Action

Advances our understanding of the complexities of motivating the public to prepare by examining trend data on personal preparedness behaviors and by providing findings on several new areas of analysis: Exploring the relationship between preparedness behaviors and individuals’ beliefs and experiences around disasters; Identifying profiles of the general public to assist practitioners in conducting more …

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Role of social capital in reinforcing community resilience

The study published by IFRC finds that while social capital has always played an implicit role in the community-based work of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement – the volunteerism at its core, as well as the community-based committees and action teams that it promotes, represent social capital. The community-based projects it implements also foster aspects of social capital such …

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