NEHA Supports National Preparedness Month

September Is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to be involved this September. The 2021 National Preparedness Month theme is "Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love."

NEHA advocates for national, state, and local policies, regulations, research, and resources that enhance the ability of environmental health professionals to contribute to and benefit from emergency preparedness. NEHA supports National Preparedness Month and has provided numerous resources below to assist environmental health professionals in preparing for and responding to different disaster events. 

Learn more about the month and how you can support it at:

National Preparedness Month Declaration

The National Environmental Health Association is proud to kick off National Preparedness Month with a Twitter Chat on Wednesday, September 1st, 2021, from 1:00–2:00 p.m. EDT. 

We encourage everyone to join the conversation. We will discuss communication, environmental justice, and the role of environmental health professionals in disaster preparedness and response. To participate in the chat, RSVP to the event here and follow @NEHAorg on Twitter


Best Practices

Please remind your social media staff that in order to participate, they should follow @NEHAorg, RSVP to the Twitter Chat, and use #PreparednessChat in all tweets so that others can follow their contributions to the conversation. Tweets should be 280 characters or less.

It is also helpful for them to use A1 to answer Q1, A2 to answer Q2, and so on. Multiple answers to our posed questions are very much welcomed!

              Example answers

A4. EH Professionals play a major role in preparedness actions. Their expertise in disaster prevention and response is critical in reducing negative health outcomes.  #PreparednessChat #ClimateChangesHealth

Twitter Chat Toolkit

NEHA Preparedness Resources

NEHA Hurricane and Flooding Resources

NEHA has compiled a library of hurricane and flooding resources for environmental health professionals.

NEHA Wildfire Resources

NEHA has compiled a library of wildfire resources to assist environmental health professionals.

NEHA COVID-19 Resources

NEHA has created a website of COVID-19 updates, resources, and guidance for environmental health professionals.

NEHA Food Safety and Emergency Preparedness Resources

NEHA has compiled a library of resources to address concerns related to food safety after disaster events.

NEHA Preparedness Webinars

NEHA has posted recordings of past webinars covering a variety of preparedness topics.