DOH Information Launch: Division of Well being marks September 2021 Nationwide Preparedness Month
HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Division of Well being (HDOH) is becoming a member of federal, state, and native companies cross america to look at September Nationwide Preparedness Month, an annual month-long observance to lift consciousness concerning the significance of getting ready for disasters and emergencies that might occur at any time. The theme this 12 months is “Put together to Defend. Making ready for disasters is defending everybody you like.” Matters embrace making a plan with household and associates, constructing an emergency package, low-cost and no-cost preparedness, and educating youth about preparedness.
Emergency preparedness is a vital element of public well being, one thing HDOH’s Workplace of Public Well being Preparedness (OPHP) emphasizes year-round. This 12 months OPHP is launching a marketing campaign on social media all through September aimed toward bringing these points to the general public’s consideration. Data on catastrophe planning in Hawai‘i shall be posted and tweeted all through the month on OPHP’s Fb, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. You’ll be able to go to them @PrepareNOWHI.
“Hawai‘i is susceptible to hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, local weather change, and as we’re all experiencing in the course of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, illness outbreaks,” mentioned OPHP Chief Judy Kern. “Our isolation in the course of the Pacific Ocean means it may take extra time to get items and providers to those that want it, which makes getting ready for pure disasters and well being emergencies forward of time all of the extra vital. That is very true throughout this pandemic when some issues haven’t been available within the islands.”
For extra info on September Nationwide Preparedness Month, emergency preparedness in Hawai‘i, and assets obtainable to the general public, please go to the web sites beneath.
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