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Public Health Observances


The start of a new year is a good time to encourage your target audiences to develop a preparedness plan at home, work, or school. An important component of a preparedness plan is a supply kit for disasters.

For more information about disaster kits, visit: assemble_disaster_supplies_kit.shtm

February 2009

American Heart Month
People with cardiovascular problems often require regular blood pressure checks. Encourage constituents to keep a blood pressure cuff in their disaster kit, where it can be used in an emergency (especially if away from home or medical care). In addition, remind community members that packing heart-healthy food items—food items that are low in saturated fat and cholesterol—in disaster kits will help maintain a healthy diet during an emergency.

The following resource may be beneficial to you as you plan:

For more information or to learn about other national observances, visit


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