Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Don’t panic — Get ready instead!

It’s National Public Health Week, an annual celebration led by APHA. Today’s focus of “Don’t Panic” is a perfect opportunity to share information about preparedness in your community.

Disasters can strike at any time, but they don’t necessarily have to be devastating. Having supplies and knowing where to evacuate ahead of time can make a big difference. APHA’s Get Ready campaign has many resources to help people become more prepared, including fact sheets, videos, podcasts, e-cards and recipes.

In celebration of NPHW, we ask you to take steps toward getting ready for disasters. Make sure your family has a disaster plan, help a friend create an emergency kit and spread the word about emergency preparedness. Post a link to our resources on your Facebook page, or print out one of our fact sheets and post it on a bulletin board.

Take a look at the NPHW website to learn more about what’s going on the rest of the week!

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