Don’t wait for a disaster to happen, take the initiative to prepare. Use the time before and between events wisely—to improve your ability and create the wherewithal (e.g., the supplies, the skills, and the self-confidence) to maintain and protect your family’s health in response to a public health emergency.
Public health emergencies and major disasters can have widespread and long-lasting impacts on supplies, services, and the public health and healthcare systems. When access to and the availability of resources is limited, it is important to have the personal needs, prescriptions, paperwork, power sources, and practical skills you need to respond.
The CDC Digital Media Toolkit: Personal Health Preparedness includes sample social media messages; graphics formatted for use on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram; copy and paste blog posts and newsletter blurbs; and additional resources related. Save individual graphics and messages or download the entire toolkit for later use.