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Preparedness Month 2016 Infographic

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The Power of Preparedness
National Preparedness Month 2016

Global

Prepare Globally

  • The world has come together to better prevent, detect, and respond to health threats.
  • About 2/3 of the world remains unprepared to handle a public health emergency.1

Country

Prepare to Respond

  • Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs) bring experts together to make decisions quickly in emergencies.
  • The CDC EOC has been activated more than 90% of the time in the last 7 years.2

State

Prepare Locally

  • Preparing today can reduce the impact of future disasters.
  • Nearly 2000 U.S. emergency responders have been trained in how to get critical medicines through the Strategic National Stockpile3

Community

Prepare Together

  • In times of crisis communities have to help one another.
  • Only 34% of people reported having volunteered to help during a disaster.4

Individual

Prepare Yourself

  • Plan for what to do in an emergency.
  • Over 60% of people do not have an emergency plan that they have discussed with their household.4

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  1. Katz R, Dowell SF. (2015). Revising the International Health Regulations: call for a 2017 review conference. The Lancet Global Health, 3(7), e352-e353.
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2015). CDC Emergency Operations Center (EOC): Fast Facts.
  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2016).  Public Health Preparedness: 2016 National Snapshot.
  4. Federal Emergency Management Agency. (2014). Preparedness in America: Research Insights to Increase Individual, Organizational, and Community Action.
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