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Table 5 Characteristics attributed to resilient communities

From: An argument against the focus on Community Resilience in Public Health

Characteristic attributed Citation
Residents of a community have a sense of belonging and orientation to a common purpose [31, 5456]
Communities have social and organisational networks [31, 41, 43, 44, 57, 58]
Communities have access to knowledge and resources, community hope, knowledge promotion skills [35, 44, 53]
Communities have strong values on avoiding crime, good parenting, education and work success [40, 53]
Communities with cultural pluralism, inclusivity and social cohesion [30, 41, 53, 54, 56]
Communities with infrastructure and support services [31, 53, 56]
Communities have resources and plans that facilitate coping and adaption in adversity [23, 35]
Communities with vibrant participation, shared decision making and collective action [53, 59, 60]
Age profile [53]
Social physical context: physical environment, housing [53, 56]
Population stability, attracting and retaining population [56]
Facilities and amenities, service provision [53]