Building Positive Environments and Conditions to Support Resilience for  Maine's Children, Youth, Families and Communities

Community resilience-framed strategies address the root causes of public health issues and address health equity as well. A community-resilience approach helps our systems and policies go “upstream” and prioritize prevention. Without it, we sustain the repair cycle — endlessly treating the fallout without addressing the systems, policies, and practices perpetuating the issue.

When we look to build community resilience, we understand that resilience can be supported and promoted at both the individual and the community levels. Community resilience recognizes that structures and systems at the community level must be activated across sectors to address health equity and must be inclusive of all voices, those with lived experience, and across the lifespan.

The Maine Resilience Building Network team invites you to contact us at to schedule a time to discuss Reframing Public Health Centering Community Resilience. We value your perspective and thoughts.


By reframing public health centering community resilience, we can build stronger community systems and structures that can address a wide range of health challenges broadly defined. Such an approach is critical to promoting health equity and addressing systemic root causes.

The Community Resilience-framed approach to public health enables community-driven solutions to various health issues. 

MRBN released a brief on the issue in January 2022. The full brief is available below. We invite you to read them and share your thoughts and perspective.

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