National Preparedness Month

Every 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, supports emergency preparedness efforts and encourages Americans to take action before, during, and after an emergency. Every community in the United States should be ready to respond to an infectious disease outbreak, chemical or radiological release, or natural disaster.

Each year, the Office of Readiness and Response (ORR) publishes a SDOH discussion guide series in observance of National Preparedness Month and support of state and local public health departments.