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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

My Preparedness Story Digital Engagement Toolkit

HHS ASPR is pleased to announce the My Preparedness Story: Staying Healthy and Resilient Video Challenge.  Taking action ahead of an emergency can help individuals, families, and communities fully prepare to prevent or minimize potential health impacts.  Young people can help their families, friends, and communities become stronger by protecting their health during disasters and every day. 

This contest invites young people between the ages of 14 and 23 to create a short video, 60 seconds or less, that answers the question, “How are you helping family, friends, and community to protect their health during disasters and every day?”

Help us spread the word by putting an article in your newsletter or posting to your favorite social media site.

Newsletter Articles


  • Version 1:  My Preparedness Story Video Challenge.  Enter by March 28 for your chance to win $2,000.  (421 words)
  • Version 2:  Show us how you help your community stay healthy during disasters.  Enter the My Preparedness Story Video Challenge today! (234 words)
  • Version 3:  Students can make communities stronger in a disaster. Check out the My Preparedness Story Video Challenge! (251 words)

Public Voting

  • Version 1:  Young, Creative Producers Show How They Prepare! Cast your ballot for the best video!

Social Media Messages

Although most of the messages that were created to promote the Challenge can be used every day, we've created a number of messages that use themes from holidays and observances that will take place while the challenge is open. 

  • This page last reviewed: May 02, 2016