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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Preparedness Month 2015

National Preparedness Month serves as a reminder that we must take action to prepare for disasters now and throughout the year. Learn what we are doing and what you can do to help keep yourself, your family, and even your community safe and healthy when a disaster strikes.

Individuals, Communities and Families ​Every disaster can impact health but we are more resilient when we prepare.  Plan with the people you care about and talk about ways that you can communicate in a disaster.  Make a plan and test it to make sure that it works.  A good plan helps you make yourself, your family and your community stronger.  Learn more >>
Choosing to Serve Choosing to serve helps everybody.  It helps make communities stronger, it helps those in need, and even the people who serve get benefits ranging from personal satisfaction to professional development.  Find out how you can serve and how that helps your community stay healthy during disasters and every day.  Learn more >>
Recovering Stronger ​After a disaster, individuals, families and communities want to know how they can recover, restore and rebuild.   Understanding common issues in recovery can help people and communities make more effective plans before a disaster strikes and better choices throughout the recovery process.  Learn more >>
Situational Awareness Effective situational awareness improves decision making. Learn about tools that your community can use to improve situational awareness and help protect lives before, during and after a disaster.  Learn more >>


  • This page last reviewed: September 25, 2015