Welcome to APHA's Get Ready campaign
Launched in 2006, APHA's Get Ready campaign helps Americans prepare themselves, their families and their communities for all disasters and hazards, including pandemic flu, infectious disease, natural disasters and other emergencies.
Major highlights of the campaign include a national Get Ready Day, held the third Tuesday of each September; Get Ready: Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks, which encourages people to check their emergency stockpiles when they change their clocks for daylight saving time; and the Get Ready Scholarship.
The campaign includes free resources for the public and health workers, including fact sheets, a blog, a Twitter, podcasts, Q&As and a calendar of events. Download our campaign brochure for an overview.
The campaign's Get Ready: Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks materials have been evaluated by the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy. In 2012, the Get Ready website received a bronze award in the Web Health Awards competition.
Browse our site for free materials you can use at your next health fair or community event, or find information to help you get more prepared!
Use of Get Ready materials and permissions
Use of Get Ready materials and information is encouraged. You may print and photocopy Get Ready fact sheets, game, toolkits, guides or other materials without permission and use them for educational activities at work, school, community fairs, health departments, town hall meetings, preparedness events, etc. APHA must be identified as the source of Get Ready materials.
Electronic file use: You may also add your logo and save the materials as electronic files. You may post our fact sheets, games, toolkits and guides on your website, Facebook page or social media site without permission. However, if you post these items on your website, we ask that you include a link to the Get Ready website: www.aphagetready.org.
No permission is required to reprint a Get Ready article, such as a fact sheet, blog entry, Q&A or podcast transcript, in a non-profit or governmental electronic publication, such as an e-newsletter, blog or news website. However, we require a credit that says "Reprinted with permission of APHA's Get Ready campaign."
You may embed the Get Ready Video on your website without permission.
You may post a link to the Get Ready website (via Twitter, website, blog, Facebook or other means) without permission. For information on using the Get Ready or APHA logo, see our logos page.
Print use: No permission is required to reprint a Get Ready article, such as a fact sheet, blog entry, Q&A or podcast transcript, in a non-profit or governmental printed publication, such as a newspaper, newsletter or bulletin. However, we require a credit that says "Reprinted with permission of APHA's Get Ready campaign."
For use of Get Ready materials in a for-profit publication that will be sold or in journal, advance permission is required. Send us an email or call 202-777-2491.
Translations: You may professionally translate Get Ready materials into other languages without permission. Just send APHA a copy of all translations, along with an indication of the language it is translated into and the date translated.
If you are unsure whether your use of Get Ready materials is allowed, contact us. We’re happy to help!
Find out more about the American Public Health Association: www.apha.org