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Today is Get Ready Day 2010

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Happy Get Ready Day, Everyone!

Today is Get Ready Day, an annual observance designed to encourage Americans to prepared for all health emergencies. Held annually on the third Tuesday in September, Get Ready Day is timed to coincide with National Preparedness Month.

The Get Ready campaign, sponsored by the American Public Health Association, provides information, resources, and tools to ensure that individuals, families, and communities in the United States are better prepared for a potential influenza pandemic, emerging disease outbreak, natural disaster, or other hazardous health situation. There’s even a new video about the importance of emergency preparedness, based on the story of the ant and the grasshopper, which can be downloaded and distributed: http://www.getreadyforflu.org/GetReadyVideo.htm .  

National Preparedness Month (observed annually in September) encourages Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities: “Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed.” Additional information on National Preparedness Month can be found at http://www.ready.gov/america/npm10/ .

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