People are better able to withstand, adapt to, and recover from adversity when they make healthy choices, like the decision to prepare for disasters, emergencies, and disease outbreaks. Prepare Your Health for the personal health hazards and risks that could arise from impacts on utilities, public health systems, and the healthcare infrastructure.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created Ready Wrigley to provide parents, guardians, teachers, and young children with tips, activities, and a story to help the whole family prepare for emergencies. Together with your child, join Wrigley as she helps her family prepare for emergencies by staying informed, packing emergency kits, and making a family plan.
CDC published “Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse” to the Public Health Matters blog in 2011. The post was an example of educational entertainment. It used a popular cultural reference to zombies to promote preparedness for different emergencies and disasters. The campaign is now retired. You can still learn how to prepare yourself and others by visiting the Prepare Your Health website http://www.cdc.gov/prepyourhealth .