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September is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month starts on Sunday. Below are some ideas for you to participate in and share with others in your community.


***National Preparedness Month Community and Toolkit***

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has created a website with resources for members, groups, and communities of practice to use to share information on preparedness. Take a look at the Toolkit for ideas you can use at your workplace to spread the word.


***Share some Tweets on National Library of Medicine Health Information***

* September is National Preparedness Month, what kind of disasters are you concerned about? #NatlPrep #NPM

* Its National Prep Month! Do you have an emergency plan for your pets or livestock? Find info at: #NatlPrep

* Is your family prepared for an emergency? Find out steps you can take for National Prep Month: #NatlPrep #NPM

* Libraries should be prepared! Learn how to develop an emergency prep plan for your library: #NatlPrep #NPM


***Take Part in the CDC Twitter Chat on Preparedness***

Centers for Disease Control and Preparedness (CDC)

September 27, 2013, 1:00 pm ET

To help promote National Preparedness Month, Dr. Frieden, CDC Director, will host a Twitter Chat to share important preparedness information and take your questions. Dr. Frieden will be joined by CDC experts Dr. Ali Khan, Director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response; Dr. Chris Portier, Director of the National Center for Environmental Health and Agency for Toxic Substances; and Dr. Georgina Peacock, a developmental pediatrician and medical officer at the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. You can participate by following Dr. Frieden on Twitter (@DrFriedenCDC) and using the hashtag #CDCchat during the chat.

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