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The Centrality of Community Dynamics in the Socio-economic Recovery of Devastated Communities

An assessment of the health and socio-economic outcomes of a community hit by a hurricane revealed social fragmentation and disrupted the economic support of that community. Efforts have addressed immediate and basic needs; however, economic recovery remains unresolved.


Objective: To assess and explore the health and socio-economic outcomes of Jubilee, a community on the Caribbean island of Grenada hit by Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and to identify remaining barriers to recovery.

Methods: The assessment consisted of a mixed methods approach employing observations, household surveys, in-depth interviews and focus groups.

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e-Published: 20 Sep, 2013
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