Get Ready Day planning tips for your event


Get Ready Day will be a time to celebrate! Help Americans prepare themselves, their families and their communities for all emergencies and disasters. APHA's Get Ready campaign can help you plan your Get Ready Day activities.

Here are some ideas on what you can do:

  • Hold an after-school community preparedness fair and invite students, parents and families.
  • Sponsor a preparedness talk at your local senior center or hold a town hall.
  • Set up a booth on campus, or pass out materials at your health department or workplace.
  • Insert preparedness planning materials into your church bulletin, or post information on a bulletin board.
  • Work with a local grocery store to promote preparedness and stockpiling to shoppers through displays or fliers.

No time to hold an event? We've got other ways you can be a part of Get Ready Day:

  • Put a link to the Get Ready Day page on your website or blog and post one of our logos.
  • Post a message about Get Ready Day on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn and encourage others to take part and spread the word. For Twitter, use the #GetReadyDay hashtag, and follow us at @GetReady
  • Share Get Ready fact sheets in your daily life, such as at home, work, school or your doctor's office.
  • Show your support for preparedness by observing's National Preparedness Month, which urges all Americans to "Get a Kit, Make a Plan, Be Informed and Get Involved."
  • Watch the Get Ready video. Share it with others and post it on your website.
  • Take a photo that shows your support for preparedness and Get Ready Day and post it in APHA's Flickr Pool.

Plan your community's Get Ready day

Free Get Ready Event Guide
For more great ideas, download APHA's Get Ready Event Guide (PDF). The free guide includes an event checklist, planning tips, a sample news release and donation letter and a list of suggested activities.

Get Ready fact sheets to share
Visit our fact sheet page for information you can download and share on infectious diseases, stockpiling, creating an emergency preparedness kit and more. Some of the fact sheets even allow you to add your own logo!

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