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Get Ready for National Preparedness Month!

Posted by on August 24th, 2018 Posted in: Emergency Preparedness and Response

by: Aimee Gogan, Data & Evaluation Coordinator, NNLM, SEA Region


As we gear up for National Preparedness Month in September, it’s time to start thinking about how we can prepare ourselves and our families for disasters and emergencies. Learning lifesaving skills; checking insurance policies for flood, earthquake, and tornado coverage; and taking practical safety steps can make a huge difference in the event of a disaster. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other federal government resources listed below can help you prepare your families, communities, institutions for emergency situations. Also, make sure to mark your calendars for our SEAside Webinar on September 6 at 2PM ET: Preparedness and Response for Public Health Emergencies, the Mission of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.

NNLM Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Recovery Resources


Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC):

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)

Other resources

The HHS emPOWER Map 3.0 gives every public health official, emergency manager, hospital, first responder, electric company, and community member the power to discover the electricity-dependent Medicare population in their state, territory, county, and ZIP Code.

The Ready Campaign also offers trainings, webinars, and other resources, including Social Media Preparedness Toolkits.

SAMHSA offers a Disaster Distress Helpline

National Preparedness Month 2018 Weekly Themes:

Week 1: September 1-8 – Make and Practice Your Plan

Week 2: September 9-15 – Learn Lifesaving Skills

Week 3: September 16-22 – Check Your Insurance Coverage

Week 3: September 23-29 – Save for an Emergency



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