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The Power of Preparedness : National Preparedness Month 2016
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    Global : Prepare Globally

    • The world has come together to better prevent, detect, and respond to health threats.

    • About 2/3 of the world remains unprepared to handle a public health emergency.

    Country : Prepare to Respond

    • Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs) bring experts together to make decisions quickly in emergencies.

    • The CDC EOC has been activated more than 90% of the time in the last 7 years.

    State : Prepare Locally

    • Preparing today can reduce the impact of future disasters.

    • Nearly 2000 U.S. emergency responders have been trained in how to get critical medicines through the Strategic National Stockpile

    Community : Prepare Together

    • In times of crisis communities have to help one another

    • Only 34% of people reported having volunteered to help during a disaster.

    Individual : Prepare Yourself

    • Plan for what to do in an emergency.

    • Over 60% of people do not have an emergency plan that they have discussed with their household.

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