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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Preparedness Month 2016

When people and their communities are prepared for disasters, they are more likely to bounce back. They are more likely to stay healthy and they can better help the people who rely on them. Preparedness makes a real difference.

Becoming more prepared can start with a conversation and a really basic plan. Take some time during National Preparedness Month to talk to your family, your neighbors, your friends and your community. Consider volunteering. Communities who are healthier before a disaster strikes are more likely to bounce back and health volunteers help their communities become healthier during disasters and every day.  Check out the resources below to learn how you can get started.

Get Prepared! Don't Wait. Communicate! Preparing across Generations!

Get Ready to Help! Volunteer with MRC!  Get Counted!

Join America's PrepareAthon!

We're in.  Are you?  America's PrepareAthon! 
  • This page last reviewed: August 17, 2016