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Publications and Resources

CDC is committed to providing timely and accurate information to the public on all issues related to public health preparedness and response. This includes reporting on the progress that state and local health departments are making to prepare and protect their communities, providing planning resources to public health professionals, and simple guides to help the general public prepare their homes and families for an emergency. We hope that you find our resources helpful and check back often for updated publications.

Resources for the Public

  • Keep Calm Pink thumbnailEcards, posters, and graphics
    Tweet, share, or pin emergency preparedness messages on social media with our ecards and graphics. Spread the word that preparedness is in!
  • Be Ready InfographicsBe Ready Infographics
    CDC has a new library of infographics that teach readers about how to be ready for a range of different disasters, including hurricanes, wildfires, and more. Share them on social media or print them out to post in your office, school, or home.
  • Ready WrigleyJoin Ready Wrigley
    as she and her family prepare for emergencies! Wrigley’s preparedness adventure will help you and your family get ready for the unexpected. In an emergency, would you know what to do?
  • Report coverAll-Hazards Preparedness Guide
    PHPR’s All-Hazards Preparedness Guide provides general preparedness information as well as comprehensive steps to follow before, during, and after specific hazards. Specific hazards covered include: Earthquake, Extreme Heat, Flood, Hurricane, Landslide/Mudslide, Pandemic Influenza, Radiation, Tornado, Tsunami, Volcano, Wildfire, and Winter Weather.

Resources for Professionals

  • Older Adults report coverIdentifying Vulnerable Older Adults and Legal Options for Increasing Their Protection During All-Hazards Emergencies
    is intended to help close many of the gaps in emergency planning and preparedness for vulnerable older adults. It aims to give public health officials, the Aging Services Network, emergency management personnel, and other partners the information, strategies, and resources they need to improve the planning and protection of vulnerable, community-dwelling older adults during all types of emergencies.
  • National Strategic Plan report cover.The National Strategic Plan for Public Health Preparedness and Response
    (2011) is a guide for CDC, the entire public health system, and its stakeholders to secure the health of the nation and attain the plan’s collective 2020 vision of “people’s health protected – public health secured”. The development of the document was a collaborative effort between preparedness leaders internal and external to CDC and led by Dr. Ali S. Khan and the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response.


Non-CDC Publications

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