Preparedness
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.
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.