Grants for Hurricane Sandy Recovery Research to Benefit Hard Hit Communities

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded more than $8 million in grants to nine grant recipients to support research to aid long-term recovery in areas hard hit by Hurricane Sandy. This is the first time HHS has funded research to support long-term recovery efforts needed by local communities.

Research will focus on physical and behavioral health aspects of recovery including community resilience, risk communication and the use of social media, health system response and health care access, evacuation and policy decision making, and mental health. Researchers will share their findings with each other and the impacted communities to bring together networks of community members and organizations needed to foster a strong recovery and to improve resilience.

Read the press release for more information about grant recipients

About Frances Bevington

Frances Bevington is the Senior Marketing and Communications Specialist for Public Health Preparedness at NACCHO. Her work includes emergency and risk communications planning, strategic messaging, and multichannel marketing for the adoption of best practices in public health preparedness. Twitter: @Wilkington

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