Healthy New Jersey

Healthy New Jersey


Resilience refers to the ability of an individual or community to withstand, adapt to, and recover from emergency, threats, tragedy, trauma, or other adverse experiences and circumstances.

To support resilience at the individual, community, and system level, decisionmakers and stakeholders must work to ensure there is infrastructure and a streamlined, transparent process for providing a range of emergency resources, information, and services that encompass the identified needs of community members, particularly supporting those who face historical, persistent, or increased marginalization. 

The Healthy New Jersey 2030 development team had already considered resilience as a cross-cutting issue before COVID-19 arrived in New Jersey. Now, more than ever, individual and community resilience are key to public health, as preserving the health and well-being of community members is at the core of strengthening local and state systems and continuing to equip them to meet emerging community needs.


Topic Area Action Teams are discussing resilience in the context of their health topic.  More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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