National Preparedness Month

Observances //


Sep 01 2016 - Sep 30 2016


Throughout September, APHA, CDC, the National Public Health Information Council and more than 3,000 organizations support emergency preparedness and encourage Americans to take action. For each week of September, messageing and products will focus on a specifc theme: 

  • Prepare Globally
  • Prepare to Respond
  • Prepare Locally
  • Prepare Together
  • Prepare Yourself

Check out resources from CDC including this infographic on The Power of Preparedness.

Held each year on the third Tuesday in September, APHA's Get Ready Day is timed to coincide with National Preparedness Month. In 2016, Get Ready Day will be held Tuesday, Sept. 20.

For questions about Get Ready Day, call us at 202-777-2742 or email us. We'd love to hear about your activities.

Make plans now for your Get Ready Day event! Set up a booth on campus, or pass out materials at your health department or workplace. Work with a local grocery store to promote preparedness and stockpiling to shoppers through displays or fliers. Or just put a link on your website!

Need more ideas? Visit our Get Ready event planning page for tips and to request hard copies of materials for use in your activities.