Check out preparedness events at APHA’s Annual Meeting
Get Ready | American Public Health Association
by Get Ready Team, APHA
6M ago
The American Public Health Association’s 2023 Annual Meeting and Expo is right around the corner! With all the excitement of the different events, there are so many options to choose from. If you’re attending the meeting in Atlanta, you’ll want to check out information briefings, scientific speakers, exciting keynote speakers and lots of other activities. The Get Ready team made a list of preparedness events for each day that relate to preparedness and infectious disease prevention! If you’re attending, check out some of these sessions: Sunday:  1- 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 12, session 2014 ..read more
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Set your clocks and check your stocks: tips for emergency stockpiles!
Get Ready | American Public Health Association
by Get Ready Team, APHA
7M ago
Daylight saving time is coming to an end. That means it’s time to change your clocks and check your emergency stockpile! Pushing your clock back one hour is a great reminder to check in on your emergency supplies. This will help make sure all your tools are ready to be used in case of an emergency. Get Ready has a checklist and helpful tips to follow when making your emergency stockpile.  The basics that should always be in your emergency supply are:  1. Three-day water supply 2. Three-day supply of nonperishable food 3. Manual can opener 4. First-aid kit 5. Battery-operated or han ..read more
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Get ready for hurricanes: tips for being prepared!
Get Ready | American Public Health Association
by Get Ready Team, APHA
7M ago
With hurricanes becoming more common, preparing for them is more important than ever! No matter where you are, have a plan that’s ready to use. Our Get Ready Team has a new hurricane infographic that can be used to prepare you and your loved ones. The infographic builds on our fact sheet. Be sure to check them both out to know about being ready before, during and after a hurricane! Here are a few quick tips: Buy Insurance Have flood insurance before a hurricane. It’s different from homeowners’ or renters’ insurance because they usually don’t cover floods. Flood insurance covers your b ..read more
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Get Ready Day is almost here!
Get Ready | American Public Health Association
by Get Ready Team, APHA
8M ago
  Mark your calendars! This year, Get Ready Day is Tuesday, Sept. 19.  What's Get Ready Day? It's a celebration and a reminder to take small steps to be a little more prepared for disasters and emergencies. Help your community, campus or workplace become prepared for emergencies or disasters by holding a Get Ready Day event! Held each year on the third Tuesday in September, APHA's Get Ready Day is timed to coincide with National Preparedness Month. There are lots of ways to get involved: Sponsor a preparedness talk at your local senior center or hold a town hall. Set up a booth on ..read more
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Get Ready for wildfire smoke: New resources to stay safe!
Get Ready | American Public Health Association
by Get Ready Team, APHA
10M ago
Canada has been experiencing some of its worst wildfires in modern history, but we’re not safe either! Whether you saw it on the news or experienced it firsthand, you may know what we’re talking about — wildfire smoke. To keep you, your family, friends and even pets safe, the Get Ready team has provided a new infographic (aphagetready.org/Sharing/Infographics/Wildfire-Smoke) and fact sheet (aphagetready.org/Resources/Fact-Sheets/Wildfire-Smoke). Be sure to check them both out to know what to do before, during and after wildfire smoke impacts you!  Here are a few quick tips.  Stay in ..read more
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The Get Ready calendar photo contest is now open!
Get Ready | American Public Health Association
by Get Ready Team, APHA
10M ago
Photo courtesy of Olivia Marcino It’s Get Ready calendar contest time! Every year, we put together a calendar of cute pictures and preparedness tips and share it with all APHA members. We also share it online. But we can’t do it alone! We need your help! We’re looking for your most fashionable animal photos for this year’s theme, “Get Ready Runway.” We want to see bold bandanas, dapper bowties, fun hats, crazy costumes, anything that shows off your pet’s best sense of style! Winning photos will be featured in our 2024 Get Ready Calendar that’s sent to APHA members! Snap a runway wor ..read more
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Emergency food stockpiling!
Get Ready | American Public Health Association
by Get Ready Team, APHA
1y ago
Happy National Public Health Week! This year, the Get Ready Campaign has put together an infographic to help you build your emergency food stockpile! These stockpiles are crucial during times of disaster. Large disasters in the past have completely cut off entire communities from access to their local grocery stores or restaurants, so making an emergency food stockpile now can save you and your loved ones’ lives. Below is a list of what we think are affordable and tasty options you might want to consider!Canned food One of the most universal items when it comes to emergency stockpiling is can ..read more
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Emergency Numbers You Should Know!
Get Ready | American Public Health Association
by Get Ready Team, APHA
1y ago
Who you gonna call? The Get Ready team has developed a new infographic with a list of emergency numbers that are important to know. Take a look at our list below for more information and tips!911 The first on our list is 911! Although you may think this number is just for crime reporting, it offers many more services! You can call this number for assistance in both fire and medical emergencies. If you have a time-sensitive emergency in regard to your safety, 911 is the best number to call! 311 Next up is 311! This number contacts your city or county services. It’s not for emergencies. Instea ..read more
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Who says your holiday season can't be fun and safe? Celebrate with these safety tips!
Get Ready | American Public Health Association
by Get Ready Team, APHA
1y ago
There’s nothing like being home for the holidays surrounded by all your loved ones. Cherish this special time by learning how to protect your friends and family with these fun safety tips. There’s help here for cooking safety, gift giving, holiday travel and fire safety. Have a safe holiday season! Cooking and food • Keep your holiday meals both safe and delicious by reducing the spread of contamination. Wash your hands before, during and after preparing food. Wash fruits and vegetables before cooking them, too. Separate raw meat from other foods. Wash anything the raw meat has touched like k ..read more
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Three new holiday shareables from Get Ready
Get Ready | American Public Health Association
by Get Ready Team, APHA
1y ago
 As you head out for your Thanksgiving and other holiday celebrations this year, check out three new shareables available from Get Ready! They focus on holiday safety and preparedness, so this year's holiday season can be the best one yet.  Use our food safety shareable to remind folks that their food needs to be cooked fully (165 degrees Fahrenheit for your turkey) to enjoy without risk for foodborne illness.  Use our emergency preparedness gift guide shareable to inspire your Black Friday shopping and beyond. You know family or friends won't return a present they'll definitel ..read more
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