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National Preparedness Month | 2018

National Preparedness Month 2018

Each September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with 3,000 global, national, regional, and local governments, as well as private and public health institutions support emergency preparedness efforts and encourage Americans to take action before, during, and after an emergency.


Safe And Well Selfie

Help us start a conversation about personal preparedness by sharing your own #SafeAndWellSelfie on National Selfie Day, June 21. Participate from home with family—pets included—and/or at work with friends; it’s easy.

National Snapshot 2017

National Snapshot 2017

The Public Health Preparedness and Response National Snapshot 2017 demonstrates how federal investments enhance our nation’s ability to respond to public health threats and emergencies. It is our most recent annual report where we present activities that occurred during 2015 and 2016. We spotlight select examples of our work that help inform our actions and investments going forward.

Ready Wrigley!

Ready Wrigley

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.

Page last reviewed: August 22, 2018