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Be "a force of nature" and help others learn about severe weather preparedness
Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Flu Fridays: How is the flu shot made? (Part 2)
Friday, April 20, 2012

Check out our newest Get Ready fact sheet: Disaster preparedness on the road
Thursday, April 19, 2012

Announcing the winners of APHA’s Get Ready Emergency Stockpile Recipe Contest
Thursday, April 12, 2012

Flu Fridays: How is the flu shot made? (Part 1)
Friday, April 6, 2012

Are you heading to the Olympics this summer? Add one more thing to your packing list
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Flu Fridays: Could your job put you at risk for the flu?
Friday, March 30, 2012

Head to higher ground: It's National Tsunami Awareness Week!
Thursday, March 29, 2012

Flu Fridays: 2012 flu, where are you?
Friday, March 23, 2012

Volunteering during a disaster: Stories from the American Red Cross
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Flu Fridays: Looking back at the 1918 flu pandemic
Friday, March 16, 2012

Tips for creating a useful first-aid kit
Thursday, March 15, 2012

Did you remember to set your clocks this morning?
Sunday, March 11, 2012

Flu Fridays: Swine flu, bird flu... Now bat flu?
Friday, March 9, 2012

Announcing the Get Ready Emergency Stockpile Recipe Contest
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Flu Fridays: What parents can do to protect kids from the flu
Friday, March 2, 2012

Getting ready for a disaster when you're living with a disability
Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012

Flu Fridays: Top five flu myths
Friday, Feb. 24, 2012

Norovirus in the news
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012

Flu Fridays: Learn about our new flu tracking tool, Flu Near You
Friday, Feb. 17, 2012

Have you used our materials? Let us know what you think!
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012

This Valentine’s Day, love your family enough to have a plan
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012

Flu Fridays: How to take care if you get the flu
Friday, Feb. 10, 2012

Get ready for an earthquake: It’s the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut!
Monday, Feb. 06, 2012

Flu Fridays: Four things to do to stop the spread of flu
Friday, Feb. 03, 2012

Are you ready for whooping cough?
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012

Flu Fridays: So, what causes the flu?
Friday, Jan. 27, 2012

Workplace preparedness: What businesses can do to prepare for disasters
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012

Announcing a new feature just in time for flu season: Flu Fridays!
Friday, Jan. 20, 2012

Get ready to enter our Get Ready Scholarship competition!
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012

APHA congratulates winners of Get Ready Day event contest
Friday, Jan. 13, 2012

Get Ready Mailbag: Can people with egg allergies get vaccinated for the flu?
Friday, Jan. 6, 2012


Resolve to be Ready in 2012
Friday, Dec. 30, 2011

Give the gift of blood and improve preparedness
Friday, Dec. 23, 2011

Don't let your holiday celebrations turn to disaster: Preventing fires
Friday, Dec. 16, 2011

Congratulations to the winners of APHA's 2011 Get Ready Video Contest!
Friday, Dec. 9, 2011

Get Ready Mailbag: Can I get sick from germs on my cellphone?
Friday, Dec. 2, 2011

Holiday travels: Don't get sick when you travel overseas
Friday, Nov. 25, 2011

Antibiotics save lives, but only when used properly
Friday, Nov. 18, 2011

Do you have it in you? Enter the APHA Flu Near You Challenge today!
Friday, Nov. 11, 2011
(Guest blog co-authored by John Brownstein and Mark Smolinski)

APHA's Get Ready campaign says Set Your Clocks: Check Your Stocks with the time change on Nov. 6
Friday, Nov. 4, 2011

Trick or treat: Remember to wash your hands
Friday, Oct. 28, 2011

Tips for using social media in times of emergency
Friday, Oct. 21, 2011

Esta usted preparado para enfrentar desastres?
Friday, Oct. 14, 2011
(Guest blog by María-Belén Moran)

Taking steps to protect your child's health
Friday, Oct. 7, 2011

Get Ready mailbag: How can I stay healthy at high school?
Friday, Sept. 30, 2011

Text messages, feeds and podcasts to help keep you safe during an emergency
Friday, Sept. 23, 2011

School-based health centers help students, communities be prepared
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011

Mark your calendars for Get Ready Day, Sept. 20, 2011
Friday, Sept. 9, 2011

Get Ready campaign offers tips to help seniors prepare for emergencies
Friday, Sept. 2, 2011

Double threats of earthquakes and hurricane mean it's time to get ready
Friday, Aug. 26, 2011

Get Ready campaign holding contest for school-based health centers
Friday, Aug. 19, 2011

Students: Get Ready for APH's Video Contest
Monday, Aug. 15, 2011

National Immunization Awareness Month: No time like the present to get up to date on your vaccinations
Friday, Aug. 5, 2011

New fact sheets from Get Ready just in time for National Preparedness Month
Friday, July 29, 2011

Only you can prepare for wildfires
Friday, July 22, 2011

Prescription drugs during a disaster
Friday, July 15, 2011

Lyme disease: What everyone should know
Friday, July 8, 2011
(Guest blog by Monica Gaidhane)

Bring on the heat! How to stay safe this summer
Friday, July 1, 2011

Take time to create a household emergency preparedness plan
Friday, June 24, 2011

Help dad stay safe this Father’s Day
Friday, June 17, 2011

Preventing disasters and emergencies at home
Friday, June 10, 2011

Preparing for a zombie invasion, and attracting interest in preparedness
Friday, June 3, 2011

Do you know how to prepare for a hurricane? Now’s the time to get ready
Friday, May 27, 2011

What you need to know to be ready for a flood
Friday, May 20, 2011

Make a donation to Stamp Out Hunger and help prepare your community
Thursday, May 12, 2011

How to get ready for tornadoes
Friday, May 6, 2011

Congratulations to the 2011 Get Ready Scholarship winners!
Friday, April 29, 2011

Are your infant’s shots up to date? April 23-30 is National Infant Immunization Week
Friday, April 22, 2011

Looking back at this flu season
Friday, April 15, 2011

Simple devices can help prevent disasters at home
Friday, April 8, 2011

Fire safety at work: Staying safe and injury-free
Friday, April 1, 2011

Emergencies remind us why we should keep a food stockpile
Friday, March 25, 2011

Get Ready Mailbag: Can my pets make me sick?
Friday, March 18, 2011

Tsunamis a risk along coasts, beaches worldwide

Daylight saving time begins March 13: Use the reminder to check your emergency supplies
Friday, March 11, 2011

Reading with kids can help them prepare for emergencies
Friday, March 4, 2011

Mono and teens: More than just hype
Friday, Feb. 25, 2011

Free Get Ready fact sheets spread the message about hand-washing
Friday, Feb. 18, 2011

¡Pase la voz sobre la importancia de el lavado de manos con los nuevos folletos de la campaña Get Ready!
Friday, Feb. 18, 2011

Meningitis and college students: A risk you can’t overlook
Friday, Feb. 11, 2011

Let’s make it personal: Add your logo to Get Ready materials
Friday, Feb. 04, 2011

What people with disabilities should know about the flu
Friday, Jan. 28, 2011

Make plans to enter APHA’s Get Ready Scholarship
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011

Get Ready Mailbag: Preparing for winter storms
Friday, Jan. 21, 2011

Post-holiday blues: Don’t let the flu get you down
Friday, Jan. 14, 2011
(Guest blog entry by Carol J. Baker, MD)

The new year brings with it a new, improved Get Ready Blog
Friday, Jan. 07, 2011

2010 entries

Don’t drop the ball: Resolve to be ready in 2011
Friday, Dec. 31, 2010

Now’s a great time for a holiday food drive
Friday, Dec. 24, 2010

Good hand-washing habits help lead to good health
Friday, Dec. 17, 2010
(Guest blog entry by Brian Crowe)

National Influenza Vaccination Week: It’s not too late to protect yourself from flu
Friday, Dec. 10, 2010

Money and disasters: What to know to be ready to go
Friday, Dec. 3, 2010

Thanksgiving and vaccinations: Turkeys aren’t the only ones who should get injections
Friday, Nov. 26, 2010

Protecting yourself from flu, infectious diseases at work
Friday, Nov. 19, 2010

Smell gas? Leave the area, call for help
Friday, Nov. 12, 2010

Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks...and plan your next food drive: Daylight saving time ends Nov. 7
Friday, Nov. 5, 2010

Creating an emergency plan: Knowing in advance what to do, where to go is key
Friday, Oct. 29, 2010

Get Ready Day, Preparedness Month help people prepare for emergencies
Friday, Oct. 22, 2010

Time to roll up your sleeves and soap up: It’s Global Hand-Washing Day!
Friday, Oct. 15, 2010

Sheltering in place: Know when to stay put and what to do
Friday, Oct. 8, 2010

Whooping cough outbreak reminds us about importance of getting vaccinated, keeping up with boosters
Friday, Oct. 01, 2010

Will you be my preparedness buddy? When two heads are better than one
Friday, Sept. 24, 2010

Celebrate Get Ready Day today!
Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010

Why do kids pick up so many infectious diseases?
Friday, Sept. 17, 2010

Staying safe on campus: Protect yourself from infectious disease
Friday, Sept. 10, 2010

It’s hurricane season. Are you ready?
Friday, Sept. 03, 2010

Celebrate Get Ready Day on Sept. 21 and spread the preparedness message
Friday, Aug. 27, 2010

Watch our new Get Ready Video!
Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010

You are what you eat: How not to get sick during a food-borne disease outbreak
Friday, Aug. 20, 2010

Don’t let disease cramp your summertime fun
Friday, Aug. 13, 2010

National Immunization Awareness Month: The value of vaccination
Friday, Aug. 06, 2010

Stay connected and safe from disease while on the go with APHA manual
Friday, July 30, 2010

Protecting yourself from dengue means avoiding mosquitoes
Friday, July 23, 2010

School’s out! How about some preparedness fun?
Friday, July 16, 2010

The heat is on: Surviving the summer sizzle
Friday, July 09, 2010

Shoo fly: Mosquito, don’t bother me!
Friday, July 02, 2010

The Gulf oil spill and advice for residents: Be aware and prepare
Friday, June 25, 2010

Get ready for summer activities in the heat
Friday, June 18, 2010

There’s no place like home: Encountering a tornado while away
Friday, June 11, 2010

Get Ready Mailbag: Shaking hands can spread germs. What to do?
Friday, June 04, 2010

How to protect yourself from infectious diseases in the workplace
Friday, May 28, 2010

Cleaning up and staying safe after a flood
Friday, May 21, 2010

Preparedness across the nation: Kansas and Idaho public health associations help residents get ready
Friday, May 14, 2010

Get Ready campaign offers more than 20 fact sheets, materials in Spanish
Friday, May 07, 2010

Help the hungry and improve your community preparedness through national food drive on May 8
Monday, May 03, 2010

Emergency preparedness kits: Buy one or make one?
Friday, April 30, 2010

Winners of APHA’s 2010 Get Ready Scholarship announced
Monday, April 26, 2010

Get Ready Mailbag: Tsunamis can be an unexpected coastal danger
Friday, April 23, 2010

H1N1 fact sheet now available in 10 Asian, Pacific Islander languages
Friday, April 16, 2010
(Guest blog by Kathy Lim Ko)

A prepared community is a healthier community: Small ways to have a big impact
Friday, April 9, 2010

Duck, cover and hold: Advice for earthquake preparedness
Friday, April 9, 2010

Hints for helping wildlife during a disaster
Friday, April 2, 2010

Your water supply: Do you have enough stored in case of an emergency?
Friday, March 26, 2010

Lessons from the H1N1 flu pandemic one year in
Friday, March 19, 2010

Simple behaviors can limit the spread of H1N1 flu, study finds
Friday, March 19, 2010

Don’t forget your pets when planning for a disaster
Friday, March 12, 2010

Get Ready Mailbag: How is the H1N1 vaccine made?
Friday, March 12, 2010

What to do when your house floods: A real-life preparedness tale
Friday, March 05, 2010

One-stop shopping for flu shot this fall: Seasonal flu vaccine formula to include H1N1 flu strain
Friday, Feb. 26, 2010

Storms a timely reminder: Check your emergency stockpile with March 14 clock change
Friday, Feb. 26, 2010

Get Ready Mailbag: If I am over 65, should I get the H1N1 flu vaccine?
Friday, Feb. 19, 2010

It’s not too late to protect your children and family from H1N1 flu
Friday, Feb. 12, 2010

Students: Apply now for APHA’s Get Ready Scholarship
Thursday, Feb. 04, 2010

Get your free CD with Get Ready materials now
Friday, Jan. 29, 2010

Get Ready Mailbag: Do I need a flu shot if I have had H1N1?
Friday, Jan. 22, 2010

Ancient plagues share similarities with H1N1, other modern diseases
Friday, Jan. 15, 2010

The holidays have come and gone, but flu is here to stay: National Influenza Vaccination Week is Jan. 10–16
Friday, Jan. 08, 2010

Make a resolution you can keep: Resolve to be Ready in 2010
Friday, Jan. 1, 2010

Lawmakers provide flu funding
Friday, Jan. 1, 2010

2009 entries

Trained volunteers can help when emergencies arise
Friday, Dec. 25, 2009

Sheltering in place is a snap with the right know-how
Friday, Dec. 18, 2009

Hard of hearing or deaf? Taking extra steps to be prepared can pay off
Friday, Dec. 11, 2009

Mass transit preparedness: Being ready while on the go
Friday, Dec. 4, 2009

Travel-sized tips for getting through the germs this holiday season
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009

Success outshines failure in pandemic response
Friday, Nov. 20, 2009

Is your university ready for a disaster? Plan and prepare now
Friday, Nov. 13, 2009

Behind the scenes on H1N1
Monday, Nov. 9, 2009

Infectious disease, infect me not!
Friday, Nov. 6, 2009

Use your extra hour this weekend to check your emergency stockpile
Friday, Oct. 30, 2009

Getting the H1N1 vaccine: The waiting is the hardest part
Friday, Oct. 23, 2009
(Guest blog by Katie Dineley)

The business of flu: What can employers do to prepare?
Friday, Oct. 16, 2009

“Extra! Extra! Come and get your H1N1 flu vaccine!” So will you or won’t you?
Friday, Oct. 9, 2009

Get Ready Mailbag: Staying home when sick
Friday, Oct. 2, 2009

Keeping kids and child care centers flu-free
Friday, Sept. 25, 2009

Flu U: Keeping campuses safe from H1N1 influenza
Friday, Sept. 18, 2009

Berkeley preventing flu in kids with fun handwashing program
Friday, Sept. 11, 2009

Celebrate Get Ready Day on Sept. 15 and spread the preparedness message
Friday, Sept. 4, 2009

New Get Ready fact sheets help you prepare for emergencies
Friday, Aug. 28, 2009

Headed back to school? New guide offers tips for teaching about emergencies
Friday, Aug. 21, 2009

What’s in a name? “HIN1 flu” vs. “swine flu”
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009

School closings for H1N1? Not so fast, say federal health officials
Friday, Aug. 7, 2009

Add your preparedness event to the free Get Ready Calendar
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009

Are you fully vaccinated? Immunize now to protect yourself and those you care about
Friday, July 31, 2009
(Guest blog by Carol J. Baker, MD, FAAP, FIDSA)

Protecting against H1N1 flu: Who will get vaccinated first?
Friday, July 31, 2009

The ultimate in preparedness: Creating an advance directive
Thursday, July 23, 2009

Hurricane preparedness: Lessons learned, or lesson lost?
Thursday, July 16, 2009

Pandemic flu summit challenges Americans to get prepared, make a video
Monday, July 13, 2009

Fire safety season: Tips for keeping safe
Friday, July 10, 2009

Prepare for the Fourth of July and kiss your worries goodbye
Thursday, July 2, 2009

Prepare your car for emergencies and you’ll be ready to go when it counts
Friday, June 26, 2009

Don’t be scared, be prepared! Book offers tips for preparedness
Friday, June 19, 2009

Global health officials prepare for H1N1 spread as pandemic alert level raised
Friday, June 12, 2009

Home, safe home: Tips for home safety
Friday, June 5, 2009

Get Ready Mailbag: Being prepared while on summer vacation
Friday, May 29, 2009

Planning ahead is important for hurricane preparedness
Friday, May 22, 2009

Play it safe outdoors this summer by being prepared
Friday, May 15, 2009

Help the hungry, improve preparedness without leaving your doorstop on Stamp Out Hunger Day
Friday, May 8, 2009

Get Ready Mailbag: Swine flu and school closings
Friday, May 8, 2009

Don’t let your tots miss their shots: Online tracker a handy helper
Friday, May 1, 2009

La importancia de tener las vacunas al día: Guest blog entry by Diego Chaves-Gnecco MD, MPH
Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The latest on swine flu
Friday, April 24, 2009

Get Ready Mailbag: Should I stay home if I have the flu?
Friday, April 24, 2009

Reading, writing, 'rithmetic...and disasters? Making sure your school is prepared
Friday, April 17, 2009

Would you survive a disaster? Read our exclusive Q&A with Amanda Ripley
Thursday, April 9, 2009

MRSA prevention is a good intention
Friday, April 3, 2009

Water supplies in a disaster: Quenching your thirst when things are the worst
Friday, March 27, 2009

Don’t be afraid to offer your aid with Hands-Only CPR
Friday, March 20, 2009

Only you can prevent — and prepare for — wildfires
Friday, March 13, 2009

Remember to check your emergency supplies when you set your clocks March 8
Friday, March 6, 2009

Cholera’s harsh toll in Zimbabwe serves as health reminder
Friday, Feb. 27, 2009

Don’t let a power outage leave you powerless
Friday, Feb. 20, 2009

Minnesota clinic sets record for flu shots
Friday, Feb. 13, 2009
(Guest blog entry by Tricia Todd, MPH)

APHA’s Get Ready campaign expands to prepare Americans for all hazards
Friday, Feb. 6, 2009
(Guest blog entry by Georges Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E))

For here, or to go? Packing a go-bag
Friday, Jan. 30, 2009

Get Ready Mailbag: Can I catch the flu from my pets?
Friday, Jan. 23, 2009

Preparing for Inauguration Day crowds? Here are some safety tips
Friday, Jan. 16, 2009

How prepared is your state?
Friday, Jan. 9, 2009
(Guest blog entry by Jeff Levi, PhD)

2008 entries

Donating blood: A New Year’s resolution you can keep
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008

High school students: Get set, get prepared and enter to win a $500 Get Ready Scholarship
Friday, Dec. 26, 2008

Googling for flu may be good for you
Friday, Dec. 19

Get Ready Mailbag: Staying prepared during winter
Friday, Dec. 12, 2008

Children’s Flu Vaccination Day is Tuesday, Dec. 9
(Guest blog by Carol J. Baker, MD, FAAP, FIDSA)
Friday, Dec. 5

Got asthma? An extra reason to get your flu shot
Friday, Nov. 28, 2008

Join a team of heroes and help protect your community
(Community Emergency Response Teams)
Friday, Nov. 21, 2008

Flu vaccine key for both mom and newborn-to-be
Friday, Nov. 14, 2008

Drop, cover and hold on
(Earthquake drill)
Friday, Nov. 7, 2008

Cast your vote, get your flu shot on Nov. 4
Friday, Oct. 17, 2008

Time to check your emergency supplies, says APHA
Friday, Oct. 17, 2008

Get Ready Mailbag: Quarantines and disease
Friday, Oct. 17, 2008

Hantavirus in rodents a growing threat to human health
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008
(Guest blog entry by Trent Wakenight, MA)

Get Ready Day puts focus on preparedness
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008

Get smart before using antibiotics
Friday, Oct. 3, 2008

Smoking and flu: Altogether worse for you
Friday, Sept. 26, 2008

Let history be our guide: Get ready
Friday, Sept. 19, 2008

Thoughts on personal preparedness: Getting ready for the worst
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008
(Guest entry by William F. Raub, PhD)

Celebrate Get Ready Day on Sept. 16!
Friday, Sept. 12, 2008

States using tax breaks to convince residents to prepare for hurricanes
Friday, Sept. 12, 2008

Sept. is National Preparedness Month
Friday, Sept. 5, 2008

Celebrate Get Ready Day and spread the preparedness message
Friday, Aug. 29, 2008

Get Ready Helping Handouts now available in Spanish
Friday, Aug. 22, 2008

Web site encourages taking diversity into account when creating emergency plans
Friday, Aug. 15, 2008

Get Ready Mailbag: Healthy commuting
Friday, Aug. 8, 2008

Vaccinations: They're not just for kids
Friday, Aug. 1, 2008

Hurricane season is here: Do you have a plan?
Friday, July 25, 2008

Clean your home, protect your health
Friday, July 18, 2008

Preparing for college means more than studying for the SATs
Friday, July 11, 2008

Zoonotic diseases: Or why it’s best that your dog doesn’t lick your face
Thursday, July 03, 2008

‘Pre-pandemic' H5N1 vaccine may help ward off disease
Friday, June 27, 2008

Get Ready Mailbag: Can I get bird flu from eating chicken or eggs?
Friday, June 27, 2008

Preparing at home for pandemic flu: New guide shows the way
Thursday, June 19, 2008
(Guest entry by Marty Fenstersheib, MD, MPH)

The perfect gift for Dad: An emergency preparedness kit
Friday, June 13, 2008

Get Ready Mailbag: Do I need to worry about West Nile virus and dengue fever?
Thursday, June 05, 2008

Don’t let a tick make you sick
Friday, May 30, 2008

Summertime means West Nile virus prevention
Friday, May 23, 2008

New feature: Get Ready Mailbag: Is it possible to get the flu in the summer?
Friday, May 16, 2008

Getting ready for mom and baby means planning for pandemic
Friday, May 09, 2008

National food drive is May 10: Help your community prepare
Friday, May 02, 2008

Influenza's 'round-the-world trip begins in Asia, study finds
Friday, April 25, 2008

Celebrate National Infant Immunization Week
Monday, April 21, 2008

Are you protected from measles?
Friday, April 18, 2008

“Houston: We have contact!” (Boy, do we ever)
Friday, April 11, 2008

National Public Health Week to connect climate change and our health
Friday, April 04, 2008

Pandemic flu conference calls for papers
Friday, March 28, 2008

Ducks contributing to bird flu's spread
Friday, March 28, 2008

Kentucky program helps vulnerable populations prepare
Friday, March 21, 2008

Be an advocate for disease prevention
Friday, March 14, 2008

Pregnancy and pandemics: One more reason to plan ahead
Friday, March 14, 2008

Cold or flu? Learn which is bugging you
Friday, March 07, 2008

All kids ages 6 months and up should get their flu shots, panel recommends
Wednesday, March 05, 200

U.S. pandemic preparedness: Health protection or civil liberties violation?
Friday, Feb. 29, 2008

CDC: States making progress toward preparedness
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008

Next wave of infectious diseases likely to emerge from animals, developing countries
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008

Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks reminds you to be prepared
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008

Seasonal flu packing a wallop as strains mismatch vaccine
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008

Can human behavior be blamed for global pandemic risks?
Friday, Feb. 15, 2008
(Guest blog entry by Trent Wakenight)

This week in pandemic flu, emerging infectious disease: Seasonal flu is here
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008

New test promises to quickly tell if you've got seasonal flu
Friday, Feb. 08, 2008

New Get Ready materials aimed at kids
Friday, Feb. 1, 2008

Kid ‘n play
Friday, Feb. 1, 2008

This week in pandemic flu, emerging infectious disease: Avian flu cases causing concern in Asia
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008

Anniversary of 1918 pandemic flu offers lessons
Friday, Jan. 25, 2008

This week in pandemic flu, emerging infectious disease: Concerns focus on more than just bird flu
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008

Chik fever: Funny name, serious threat
Friday, Jan. 18, 2008

To kiss or not to kiss?
Friday, Jan. 11, 2008

New podcast helps you get fit, prepared
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008

This week in pandemic flu, emerging infectious disease: New research findings on infectious disease
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008

Health leaders discuss avian, pandemic flu in India
Friday, Jan. 4, 2008

2007 entries

Creating a healthy stockpile
Friday, Dec. 28, 2007

Health officials keeping tabs on new virus strain
Friday, Dec. 21, 2007

Winter a wonderland for the flu
Friday, Dec. 21, 2007

Why you don't need to worry about mercury in your flu shot
Friday, Dec. 14, 2007

Make your holidays flu free
Friday, Dec. 7, 2007

Pandemic flu vaccinations: No time for ‘cutsies’ in line
Friday, Nov. 30, 2007

This week in pandemic flu, emerging infectious disease: More bird flu outbreaks reported in poultry
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007

Guest blog: Today is first-ever National Children’s Flu Vaccination Day
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007
(Guest blog entry by Richard Carmona, Carol J. Baker)

It’s not too late to get your seasonal flu shot
Monday, Nov. 26, 2007

This week in pandemic flu, emerging infectious disease: Time to get your seasonal flu shot!
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007

When planning for a pandemic, let's not forget the kids
Friday, Nov. 16, 2007

This week in pandemic flu, emerging infectious disease: Seasonal flu vaccinations on agenda
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007

Help make sure the nation is ready for pandemic flu
Friday, Nov. 9, 2007

Won't you be my neighbor? Community preparedness and pandemic flu
Friday, Nov. 9, 2007

Tulane student named as winner of APHA Get Ready Song Contest
Friday, Nov. 2, 2007

This week in pandemic flu, emerging infectious disease: Drug-resistance an increasing danger to health
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007

New flu vaccine means there will be plenty of shots this year
Friday, Oct. 26, 2007

This week in pandemic flu, emerging infectious disease: Pandemic flu preparations
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007

'Promising Practices' to help you prepare for pandemic flu
Friday, Oct. 19, 2007

Where to find local emergency preparedness info
Friday, Oct. 19, 2007

This week in pandemic flu, emerging infectious disease: Flu season
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007

Colorado reality competition spotlights preparedness
Friday, Oct. 12, 2007

Perplexed about pandemic? The Get Ready Glossary can clear things up!
Friday, Oct. 5, 2007

This week in pandemic flu, emerging infectious disease: Dengue a global concern
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007

APHA holds Get Ready Day celebration
Friday, Sept. 28, 2007

This week in pandemic flu, emerging infectious disease news: Livestock and disease
Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007

Plenty of flu shots available, U.S. health officials say
Friday, Sept. 21, 2007

This week in pandemic flu, emerging infectious disease news: International spread of disease
Thursday, Sept 18, 2007

Protect yourself from infectious diseases while traveling abroad
Friday, Sept. 14, 2007

Student videos communicate pandemic risk
Friday, Sept. 7, 2007

This week in pandemic flu, emerging infectious disease news
Tuesday, Sept 4, 2007

Inside the ER during a pandemic: What you don’t see on TV
Friday, Aug. 31, 2007

This week in pandemic flu, emerging infectious disease news
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007

How to have an itch-free, disease-free summer: Avoiding West Nile virus and Lyme disease
Friday, Aug. 24, 2007

This week in pandemic flu, emerging infectious disease: Animal-related disease
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007

Get your headphones out -- We have added a new Get Ready podcast!
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007

This week in pandemic flu, emerging infectious disease: Aug 7-14
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007

Practice makes perfect when preparing for a pandemic
Friday, Aug. 10, 2007

This week in pandemic flu, emerging infectious disease
Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007

Get Ready Trivia: Boiling water during an emergency
Friday, Aug. 3, 2007

This week in pandemic flu, emerging infectious disease
Tuesday, July 31

Get Ready campaign to hold song contest
Friday, July 27, 2007

U.S., global health workers on lookout for deadliest infectious diseases
Friday, July 27, 2007

This week in pandemic flu, emerging infectious disease
Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Happy birthday to the Get Ready campaign!
Friday, July 20, 2007

This week in pandemic flu, emerging infectious disease
Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Get Ready gear now available!
Friday, July 13, 2007

Get an ear-full of flu news!
Friday, July 06, 2007

Pandemic Flu Blog Summit Comes to a Close
Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The APHA Get Ready campaign is all a’Twitter!
Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Community leaders have a vital role to play in pandemic preparedness, HHS forum says
Friday, June 22, 2007

Can the flu vaccine prevent heart attacks?
Friday, June 15, 2007

HHS Summit Energizes Flublogia
Tuesday, June 12, 2007

APHA poll: Americans are not ready for public health crises
Friday, June 08, 2007

APHA poll: Americans are not ready for public health crises
Friday, June 08, 2007

U.S. isolates man with rare form of tuberculosis
Friday, June 01, 2007

Blog summit to help Americans prepare for pandemic flu
Friday, June 01, 2007

Bird flu experts support bird flu vaccine stockpile
Friday, May 25, 2007

Staying mentally healthy during a flu pandemic, infectious disease outbreak
Friday, May 18, 2007

To mask or not to mask? That is the question
Friday, May 11, 2007

Have questions about childhood vaccines?
Friday, May 04, 2007

Infants and shots: A smart investment in a child’s life
Friday, April 27, 2007

Nation Approves First H5N1 Vaccine for People
Friday, April 20, 2007

Older adults need more than a flu shot
Friday, April 13, 2007
(National Public Health Week series)

Health centers play a critical role in managing chronic diseases during disasters
Friday, April 06, 2007
(National Public Health Week series: Guest blog entry by Dan Hawkins)

Preparedness with chronic diceases
Friday, April 06, 2007
(National Public Health Week series: Guest blog entry by Sloane Frost)

School preparedness 101
Thursday, April 05, 2007
(National Public Health Week series)

Workin’ 9 to 5: Preparedness a challenge for low wage, hourly workers
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
(National Public Health Week series)

Local food banks play a critical role during disasters
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
(National Public Health Week series: Guest blog entry)

Community food banks: How to help
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
(National Public Health Week series)

Give your support to 2-1-1 and make it easier for people in need to find help in a crisis
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
(National Public Health Week series)

What a mom can do
Monday, April 02, 2007
(National Public Health Week series: Guest blog entry)

Get Ready for Flu blog series to focus on preparedness among vulnerable populations
Friday, March 30, 2007

Report: Pandemic flu outbreak could spark major U.S. recession
Friday, March 23, 2007

Free tipsheet on preparedness online now
Thursday, March 22, 2007

Progress moving forward on pandemic flu vaccines, global experts report
Friday, March 16, 2007

National Public Health Week to highlight preparedness, vulnerable populations
Friday, March 09, 2007

Genetic data on flu expected to aid research
Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Working together to plan for an influenza pandemic
Thursday, March 01, 2007
(Guest blog entry by Julie Gerberding)

APHA Releases Blueprint for Improving U.S. Pandemic Flu Preparedness
Friday, Feb. 23, 2007

Help your workplace prepare for a flu pandemic
Friday, Feb. 16, 2007

Reader poll: How concerned are you?
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007

Survey: Public health workers not personally prepared for emergencies
Friday, Feb. 09, 2007

Quarantine: Scary scenario, or practical approach?
Friday, Feb. 02, 2007

Ready, set, go: Preparing for the worst
Friday, Jan. 26, 2007

Chan: Bird flu deaths set new record in 2006
Monday, Jan. 22, 2007

Antivirals vs. vaccines: Which one is the right answer in the fight against a flu pandemic?
Friday, Jan. 19, 2007

Schools are closed. Now what?
Friday, Jan. 12, 2007

Poll: Get Ready for Flu readers receive their flu vaccinations
Tuesday, Jan. 09, 2007

School closures during a pandemic: Distancing makes a difference
Friday, Jan. 05, 2007

2006 entries

Pandemic flu and the elderly: A cause for concern
Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006

Companies to develop rapid tests for avian flu
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006

'Tis the Season: Holiday Traveler's Advice for Preventing the Spread of Infectious Disease
Friday, Dec. 15, 2006

Bird flu and flu pandemic: What role will vaccines play?
Friday, Dec. 08, 2006

Take our flu shot poll!
Friday, Dec. 01, 2006

Seasonal flu shots no protection for bird flu
Friday, Dec. 01, 2006

Community measures key in the event of a flu pandemic, experts say
Friday, Nov. 24, 2006

CDC: It's not too late to get your seasonal flu shot
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006

Advice on keeping kids safe from infections
Friday, Nov. 10, 2006

New Harvard Survey Finds One in Four Americans Say They May Lose Job or Business in Flu Pandemic
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006

Don't take flu home for the holidays
Friday, Oct. 27, 2006

WHO Releases Report Calling for Increased Commitment to Global Influenza Resources
Monday, Oct. 23, 2006

The flu shot: The best thing you can do to head off the flu
Friday, Oct. 20, 2006

APHA Launches Get Ready Campaign to Help Americans Prepare Themselves for Flu Pandemic
Monday, Oct. 16, 2006

APHA Launches Flu Podcast Series
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006

How safe is my cat? Keeping Fluffy free from the flu
Friday, Oct. 6, 2006

APHA Fact Sheet Provides Advice on Pandemic Flu
Friday, Sept. 29, 2006

Deadliness of 1918-1919 flu linked to immune response in victims
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006

Chicken about eating poultry? Properly cooking and handling your food is the answer
Friday, Sept. 22, 2006

Leavitt pledges U.S. support of global pandemic flu preparedness
Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006

Take action! Tell your members of Congress that we need their help to be ready for pandemic flu
Friday, Sept. 15, 2006

School closings could negatively affect businesses
Monday, Sept. 11, 2006

Mute swan update
Thursday, Sept. 07, 2006

School preparedness for pandemic flu is a must
Friday, Sept. 01, 2006

What if your child's school closed because of pandemic flu?
Friday, Aug. 25, 2006

For pandemic flu prevention, the best advice may be "rub-a-dub-dub"
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006

Michigan mute swans test positive for bird flu
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006

What does H5N1 mean?
Friday, Aug. 11, 2006

APHA Releases List of Questions and Answers on Pandemic Flu for the Public
Tuesday, Aug. 08, 2006

Indonesia Reports Additional H5N1 Human Cases
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006

Vaccine against avian flu is just the beginning
Thursday, July 27, 2006

Pandemic flu: Why should you care?
Monday, July 24, 2006

So what is a flu pandemic, anyway?
Friday July 21, 2007

Welcome to the APHA Get Ready blog
Thursday, July 20, 2006

About this blog
Wednesday, July 19, 2006

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