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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Preparedness Month

Professionals protect disaster health. Prep like a Pro.

Disasters and emergencies can strike anywhere, anytime; protecting health and safety in the wake of a disaster requires an integrated, multidisciplinary approach. Professionals from all walks of life – from first responders to community and school leaders to health professionals – all have an important role to plan in protecting health, promoting coping, and saving lives in the wake of a disaster. Find out what you can do to help the people you serve when seconds count.


First RespondersCommunities and SchoolsHealth Care Community

BusinessesGet Ready to Help!Get Involved!​​​

Watch, Learn and Listen

Video: Melissa Harvey - What is HPP?
Video: Dr. Fitzgerald - What is CONTOMS
Video: Medical Reserve - Until Help Arrives 

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  • This page last reviewed: August 24, 2017