Preparedness
Today is Get Ready Day

Today is Get Ready Day

Today, APHA asks one very important question: Are you ready? It’s Get Ready Day — APHA’s annual event to raise emergency preparedness awareness nationwide.
APHA Get Ready: Why men should be prepared for disasters

APHA Get Ready: Why men should be prepared for disasters

June is Men’s Health Month, a great time to remind American men and boys that they need to be prepared for emergencies. Check out tips from APHA Men's Health Caucus member Steve Petty.
APHA wants your baby photos for emergency preparedness calendar

APHA wants your baby photos for emergency preparedness calendar

It’s a simple formula, really: Emergency preparedness + baby pictures = public health at its finest and cutest.
APHA, March of Dimes take to Facebook to teach preparedness

APHA, March of Dimes take to Facebook to teach preparedness

APHA’s Get Ready campaign and March of Dimes California Chapter teamed up to help teach pregnant women and families with infants how to prepare for emergencies.
New Mother’s Day e-cards encourage families with babies to get prepared

New Mother’s Day e-cards encourage families with babies to get prepared

This Mother's Day, did you give the gift of preparedness? There's still time with Get Ready's new Mother's Day e-cards.
APHA, March of Dimes teach preparedness to pregnant women, parents of infants

APHA, March of Dimes teach preparedness to pregnant women, parents of infants

Are you a parent of an infant or expecting a child? If so, it’s important you take time to prepare yourself and your infant to be safe during emergencies.
Despite progress, gaps still remain in US preparedness

Despite progress, gaps still remain in US preparedness

Most U.S. states need to make some improvements to better protect residents against infectious disease outbreaks and ready their communities for public health disasters, according to new analyses from health groups.
AJPH Q&A: Older Americans at greater risk in natural disasters

AJPH Q&A: Older Americans at greater risk in natural disasters

New research from the American Journal of Public Health finds that older adults are at a greater risk when it comes to being prepared for natural disasters. Read on to learn more about the findings and how to help seniors during emergencies.
New index measures national, state emergency preparedness

New index measures national, state emergency preparedness

A first-of-its-kind guide to emergency preparedness was released yesterday in Washington, D.C., measuring our nation’s readiness.

Typhoon Haiyan: What to do when disaster strikes somewhere else

When disaster happens, whether it’s close to home or far away, it can spark many emotions. Learn how you can better cope and respond to the devastation in the Philippines while also preparing for emergency at home.
Social media can help communicate during disaster

Social media can help communicate during disaster

When the power went out in San Diego in September 2011, local residents weren’t left completely in the dark. Health officials turned to social media to help communicate during the citywide blackout.
APHA, communities nationwide ‘get ready’ for emergencies

APHA, communities nationwide ‘get ready’ for emergencies

APHA's staff celebrated Get Ready Day through a community blood drive, food drive and more. Meanwhile, communities nationwide shared the importance of preparedness. Read more to learn about the exciting day's events.