Each year, National Public Health Week is celebrated in April to promote public health. This year, the APHA-led event will be celebrated from April 7-13. Tuesday, April 8, is raising awareness of being prepared for disasters with a focus on “Don’t Panic.”
Disaster preparedness starts with community commitment and action — and that’s where you come in. NPHW offers a great opportunity for you to share information and hold events around preparedness. Check out some of the great activities that are planned around the nation already:
- Free webinar: The National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health in Rockville, Md., is hosting a presentation on how to create and use disaster health learning tools.
- Create-a-kit: The Graduate Public Health Association of the University of North Carolina-Charlotte will help participants create a disaster relief kit.
- Zombies!: In Buies Creek, N.C., Campbell University will host a zombie-themed mock disaster scenario and lecture.
- Games and giving back: At APHA headquarters in Washington, D.C., we’ll be hosting a blood drive, a preparedness scavenger hunt and disaster trivia games.