National Preparedness Month
The Power of Preparedness
Throughout September, CDC and more than 3000 organizations—national, regional, and local governments, as well as private and public organizations—will support emergency preparedness efforts and encourage Americans to take action. For Preparedness Month 2016, the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response plans to release Public Health Matters blog posts, social media messages, a Twitter chat, and graphics. Each week, we will focus our messaging and products on the following unique areas:
Week 1: Prepare globally. Diseases know no borders, which is why we need to work together to stop epidemics quickly and close to the source. Partners around the world are combining efforts to prevent, detect, and quickly respond to public health emergencies of international concern.
- Public Health Matters: The Power of Preparedness
- Public Health Matters: Small Changes, Big Dividends: A Global Look at Preparedness
- Our Global Voices: On Global Health and Being “Prepared”
- Public Health Matters: When Preparation Meets Opportunity: Cameroon Gets a Jump on Outbreak Response
- Our Global Voices: How Better Data Means Better Decisions in Emergencies
- Public Health Matters: West Nile to Zika: How One Virus Helped New York City Prepare for Another
- Your Health – Your Environment: National Preparedness Month
- Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: National Preparedness Month — September 2016
- Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: School District Crisis Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Plans — United States, 2012
- CDC: Zika Virus – Resources for State and Local Health Departments
- Public Health Matters: Fred the Preparedness Dog—Tails from Kansas
On Friday, September 30, all federal agencies will come together for National PrepareAthon! Day. This fall, PrepareAthon messages will focus on specific hazards: winter weather, earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, and flooding.
For more information, visit www.ready.gov/prepare.
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- Page last reviewed: September 20, 2016
- Page last updated: September 20, 2016
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