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Resources You Can Use: Preparedness Month 2023

Posted by on September 1st, 2023 Posted in: Blog
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Graphic for Preparedness Month, green background with white text. Across the top, "Take Control in". From left to right "1. Assess your needs," "2. Make a plan," "3. Engage your community." Image of an older white woman and older Black woman embracing.September is National Preparedness Month. This year’s theme is “Take Control in 1, 2, 3” focusing on preparing older adults, specifically older adults from communities that are disproportionally impacted by all-hazard events.

From ready.gov, “This theme empowers everyone, especially older adults, to 1) assess their needs, 2) make a plan and 3) engage their support network to stay safe when disaster strikes.”

Preparedness Resources

All Disaster Topics-MedlinePlus

Disaster Preparation and Recovery-MedlinePlus Health Topics Page

Ready.gov is a National public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters.

Resources for older adults-Ready.gov

Resources for people with disabilities-Ready.gov

AARP Disaster Resilience Tool Kit has been created for local leaders, government staff, aging services professionals and community volunteers.

Emergency Preparedness-Information for Specific Groups-CDC

Image with Spanish text reading "2023 Mes de preparacion national, listo" and an image of an older latino man.Recursos en español

Septiembre es el Mes de Preparación Nacional. Este año la campaña del Mes de Preparación Nacional se enfocará en la preparación para los desastres para los adultos mayores.

Temas de salud desastres-MedlinePlus español

Preparativos y recuperación ante un desastre-MedlinePlus español

Ready.gov (español) es una campaña nacional de servicio público diseñada para educar y capacitar al pueblo estadounidense para prepararse, responder y mitigar emergencias, incluidos desastres naturales y provocados por el hombre.

Adultos mayores-Ready.gov


Guía para el desarrollo de resiliencia ante desastres-AARP

Preparación y respuesta ante emergencias-CDC

From NNLMPhoto of a first aid kit, tarp, and water bottles overlayed with a blue half oval with white text in the middle that says Disaster Preparedness Month September 2023. Graphic promotes NNLM’s programming for the Free Virtual Disaster Preparedness Forum, September 11-28. White NIH National Library of Medicine logo in left lower corner. #BeReady in white in right lower corner.

NNLM Virtual Disaster Preparedness Forum-Join NNLM and partners for a slate of events covering tools, resources and communication planning for increased community resilience.

Disaster Planning Recorded Webinars-Past NNLM Classes.

Find additional preparedness resources with the NNLM Emergency and Disaster Resources Guide.

NNLM Reading Club September 2023: Disasters and Emergencies-In observance of National Preparedness Month, the NNLM Reading Club has selected three books and gathered information from trustworthy resources to help you take action and stay safe.

Looking for a preparedness program in a box? Request the Emergency Preparedness and Recovery Graphic Medicine Book Club Kit today.

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