Since 2011, the COPEWELL project has been funded through grants and contracts provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to create a whole of community approach to better define and understand the relationship between resilience and disasters. The outcome of this work is the development of tools and resources that communities can employ to bolster efforts to improve community functioning and resilience before, during, and after disasters.
The goals of COPEWELL are to provide communities a way to understand resilience and its influencers, assess community functioning and resilience, and spark action to enhance functioning and resilience.
To achieve these goals, the COPEWELL project team has:
The project team consists of faculty, staff, and students from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Delaware, as well as external consultants.