September is National Preparedness Month, an annual campaign to encourage Americans to prepare for emergencies and disasters. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently developed and released an updated AAP Family Readiness Kit. The purpose of the kit is to assist families to get disaster-ready. Consider sharing this kit with families as a way to encourage families in planning for emergencies. It can also be found by visiting this link: www.aap.org/en-us/Documents/disasters_family_readiness_kit.pdf.
This project was funded in part by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services, Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program under the EMSC Resource Center Cooperative Agreement number U07MC09174. This information or content and conclusions are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the US Government. Revision of the Family Readiness Kit was coordinated by the American Academy of Pediatrics.