Preparedness
Public health should lead in assuring health security

Public health should lead in assuring health security

Following the launch of the 2016 National Health Security Preparedness Index last week, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Paul Kuehnert discusses the importance of the public health community in meeting health challenges and why it must take the lead in preparing our communities for emergencies.
APHA Get Ready podcast: 'Zika preparedness' with APIC's Jill Holdsworth

APHA Get Ready podcast: ‘Zika preparedness’ with APIC’s Jill Holdsworth

You can protect yourself against Zika. Here's how, APIC's Jill Holdsworth tells APHA in its Get Ready podcast.
CDC's Srinivasan: Emergency preparedness on Get Smart About Antibiotics Week

CDC’s Srinivasan: Emergency preparedness on Get Smart About Antibiotics Week

APHA's Get Ready Campaign caught up with CDC's Arjun Srinivasan, MD, to discuss Get Smart About Antibiotics Week.
USDA's Gravely in Get Ready podcast: Apps for storing food, eating well in emergency

USDA’s Gravely in Get Ready podcast: Apps for storing food, eating well in emergency

Whether you’re throwing steaks on the grill or baking cookies in the oven, food safety is something we all have to think about. And food safety during and after a disaster is even more important.
'Ready, Pet, Go!' Prepare for disasters with Get Ready's 2016 Calendar

‘Ready, Pet, Go!’ Prepare for disasters with Get Ready’s 2016 Calendar

Looking for emergency preparedness tips or some cute animal imagery? Or both? The wild winners of “Ready, Pet, Go!,” APHA’s Get Ready Photo Contest, have got you covered.
Get Ready Day: Are you prepared for emergencies?

Get Ready Day: Are you prepared for emergencies?

Tomorrow, Sept. 15, join APHA and public health leaders in celebrating Get Ready Day, an event to raise emergency preparedness awareness nationwide.
Get Ready: Prepare your community for a disaster with CERT training

Get Ready: Prepare your community for a disaster with CERT training

Learn about the importance of CERT training for emergency preparedness with APHA's Mighty Fine, MPH, deputy director of APHA’s Center for Professional Development, Public Health Systems and Partnerships.
Get Ready with HUD's Warren Friedman: Making safe homes

Get Ready with HUD’s Warren Friedman: Making safe homes

APHA’s Get Ready campaign spoke with Dr. Warren Friedman, senior advisor to the director at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, to learn more about making safe homes.
Big cities talk impact of emergency preparedness funding

Big cities talk impact of emergency preparedness funding

Today is National PrepareAthon! Day, the perfect time for Americans to learn how to prepare for disasters. But how do cities take action? The Big Cities Health Coalition visited Capitol Hill this week to urge policymakers to restore emergency preparedness funding.
Ready, Pet, Go! Enter APHA's 2015 Get Ready Photo Contest

Ready, Pet, Go! Enter APHA’s 2015 Get Ready Photo Contest

Do you have a unique pet, or just a really cute one? Do you enjoy going to the zoo? Snap a photo of an animal in a preparedness pose and enter Ready, Pet, Go! APHA’s Get Ready Photo Contest. The contest is using animals — of any kind — to promote emergency preparedness.
Get Ready: You’ve changed your clocks. Have you checked your stocks?

Get Ready: You’ve changed your clocks. Have you checked your stocks?

Daylights savings time began yesterday — and the biannual clock change is a perfect reminder to update, or create, your emergency stockpile before a health emergency occurs.
New Valentine’s Day e-cards spread smiles, not germs

New Valentine’s Day e-cards spread smiles, not germs

New e-cards whisper sweet-nothings of love — and preparedness — in time for Valentine's Day!