Los Angeles County Community Disaster Resilience Project

With a national shift toward building community resilience as a more effective approach to disaster preparedness, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health launched The Los Angeles County Community Disaster Resilience Project in 2010. Working closely with key partners -- including the Emergency Network of Los Angeles (ENLA), RAND, UCLA, and Loma Linda University -- the project provides tools, a small amount of funding, and education to help nonprofits work in coalition together to enhance resiliency and preparedness in the communities they serve. 

Community Partners was brought in as a nimble and neutral partner to help build ENLA’s organizational capacity, and to administer funding for each coalition. With our network-building experience and organizational development skills, DPH’s goal is to keep the coalitions connected in the long-term through a strengthened ENLA.