September is National Preparedness Month. This year, the theme is Personal Health Preparedness.
So what is Personal Health Preparedness? Personal health preparedness is about having the wherewithal to care for and protect your health and wellness in the immediate aftermath of an emergency or disaster. That means having the supplies, skill, and self-confidence to bounce back from a difficult or life-changing event like a natural disaster.
Large-scale events, like hurricanes, can cause widespread destruction and long-lasting power outages, disrupt supply chains, and strain public health and health care systems.
When access to resources and the availability of services is limited, it is important to have an emergency supplies kit that includes items from the following categories: