Preparedness
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!
NHSPI index shows US has ‘substantial health security preparedness capability’

NHSPI index shows US has ‘substantial health security preparedness capability’

Is the U.S. ready to respond to or prevent health threats — like Ebola — in real time? Yes and no, according to the 2014 National Health Security Preparedness Index.
Prepare for disasters on National PrepareAthon! Day

Prepare for disasters on National PrepareAthon! Day

Don't have a disaster plan in place? Now is the time! September 30 marks National PrepareAthon! Day, in which the Federal Emergency Management Agency encourages Americans to prepare.
Tots offer tips for emergency preparedness

Tots offer tips for emergency preparedness

They may be still be in diapers, but the winners of APHA’s “Tips from Tots Photo Contest,” sponsored by its Get Ready campaign, are sharing sage advice about emergency preparedness.
APHA Google+ Hangout helps Americans prepare for emergencies

APHA Google+ Hangout helps Americans prepare for emergencies

Can Americans prepare for infectious disease outbreaks, extreme weather events, mental health disasters and active shootings? Yes, they can.
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.