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The logo 140px Roundtable and its programs aim to help communities and the nation 
build resilience to extreme events, save lives, and reduce the physical and economic costs of disasters. 

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Measures and Metrics

Measures of Resilience

As part of its ongoing commitment to connect with communities across the country, the ResilientAmerica program organizes and hosts activities that bring communities together to share their knowledge and learn from each other about their resilience building successes and challenges. One of the four pillars of the ResilientAmerica program is to work with communities to identify or develop ways to measure disaster resilience. Measuring resilience is one way communities can assess their current level of resilience and identify areas for improvement. In the past several years, there have been many efforts to develop tools and frameworks to measure community resilience. Yet, many communities struggle with how to develop and implement resilience measures.

The Roundtable’s work in measures of resilience helps communities develop ways to answer these hard questions:

  • How resilient is your community?
  • How would you go about determining how resilient you are or how resilient you should be?
  • And how do you measure progress towards becoming resilient?
Since its foundation, the ResilientAmerica program has carried out several measures of resilience activities:

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