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Plan your community's Get Ready Day

Help your community, campus or workplace become prepared for emergencies or disasters by holding a Get Ready Day event!

Students at Get Ready Day 2008Held each year on the third Tuesday in September, APHA's Get Ready Day is timed to coincide with National Preparedness Month.

In 2016, Get Ready Day will be held Tuesday, Sept. 20.

For questions about Get Ready Day, call us at 202-777-2742 or e-mail us. We'd love to hear about your activities.

Ideas for your events

Make plans now for your Get Ready Day event! Set up aGet Ready Day game booth on campus, or pass out materials at your health department or workplace. Work with a local grocery store to promote preparedness and stockpiling to shoppers through displays or fliers. Or just put a link on your website!

Need more ideas? Visit our event planning page for tips and to request hard copies of materials for use in your activities.


Congrats to our contest winners!

Yes eventIn conjunction with Get Ready Day 2011, the Get Ready campaign held two contests. Students were challenged to spread the word about preparedness via a video contest, while school-based health centers competed to hold the best events.

Watch the winning videos now, or read about the school-based health centers events. Congratulations to our winners!



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Download our free Get Ready Event Guide (PDF).

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