#PrepYourHealth for Hurricanes - Chat with Healthcare Ready and CDC Center for Preparedness and Response on May 9

#PrepYourHealth for Hurricanes - Chat with Healthcare Ready and CDC Center for Preparedness and Response on May 9

May 8, 2019

With Pacific hurricane season beginning in just one week, and North Atlantic hurricane season following shortly after on June 1, now is the time for Americans to prepare for hurricanes.

While most Americans are aware that preparedness is necessary to keep them safe during hurricanes, there are a variety of challenges that can prevent people and communities from preparing. Those who are preparing take steps like stocking their home with supplies, creating a disaster plan, and learning their evacuation route. An absolutely crucial component of these actions, but one that is often not discussed, is health preparedness.

That’s why we’re teaming up with CDC’s Center for Preparedness and Response (@CDCemergency) to dedicate an entire Twitter Chat to the topic of health preparedness! Join us on Twitter on Thursday, May 9 from 2 to 3pm ET to discuss how communities and individuals can prepare their health for hurricanes and other emergencies.

Join us and our partners as we share resources and information to help you, your organization, and your community prepare. We aim to discuss:

  • Personal health preparedness
  • Community health resilience
  • Emergency evacuations
  • Post-disaster trauma

Please use the hashtag #PrepYourHealth to join the Chat, and make sure you follow us and CDC Center for Preparedness and Response on Twitter so you don’t miss any questions. We’ll see you there!

For more information and/or to receive the questions in advance, please email us at contactus@healthcareready.org.

 

Courtney Romolt

Courtney Romolt is a Program Analyst at Healthcare Ready, where she provides research and communications support for a wide variety of programs and initiatives. Before joining Healthcare Ready, Courtney worked with the World Resources Institute’s Initiative 20x20 to promote the business case for landscape restoration in Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to this, she researched the environmental effects, economic trends, and regulatory framework of enhanced oil recovery as a Graduate Consultant for the NGO Clean Water Action. Courtney holds a Masters of Arts in International Economics and Energy, Resources and the Environment from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, where she also earned a Graduate Certificate in Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing, China. Courtney also holds undergraduate degrees in Integrative Biology and Global Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.