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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!

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

In 2018, Get Ready Day will be held Tuesday, Sept. 18.

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.


Watch our video

Watch our music video for tips on packing your stockpile, taking shelter and more. Check out our team in action and get inspired to prepare!




Event guide

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Download our free Get Ready Event Guide (PDF).

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Add your Get Ready Day photos to APHA's Flickr pool.