7 Days, 7 Stories of Why Healthcare Ready Needs You

7 Days, 7 Stories of Why Healthcare Ready Needs You

November 26, 2019

November 26, 2019 - Preparedness is a part of everything we do at Healthcare Ready. When we’re not helping during disaster response, we help communities prepare for all the hazards that may threaten their health, from hurricanes and wildfires to disease outbreaks and cyberattacks.

This year, we’re also preparing early for Giving Tuesday, the annual day of charitable giving celebrated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving!

Starting Tuesday, November 26 through Giving Tuesday, December 3, we’ll share a new story every day of how we’ve helped heroes and survivors during disasters.

Check our Donate page for a new story every day, and follow our #7days7stories campaign on Twitter and Facebook to see our new posts and share them with your followers.

While our Giving Tuesday stories will focus on our actions in moments of response, preparedness is at the heart of our work year-round. Why does this matter? In our field of emergency management, an ounce of preparedness is worth a pound of response – so your donation enables us to help communities weather future disasters by building resilience today.

We safeguard and strengthen communities by working at every level from communities on the ground up to the Federal government:  We train community leaders, from pastors to advocates to counselors, to be ready to support their most vulnerable populations. We make connections and build networks between emergency managers, community leaders, and healthcare providers to build relationships to make sure critical sharing of information – and resources, like medicines – happens, even during crisis. And we research how communities prepare to ensure we, healthcare providers, and government agencies know how we can improve to make preparedness more accessible to as many people as possible. That’s not all – you can read mor about our programs here.

 

Ready to be a part of our work?

 

Share our stories each day and donate today to help us prepare for Giving Tuesday to help communities across the US prepare for and recover from disaster.

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Hashtags: #7days7stories #GivingTuesday #HelpHealthcareReady

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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. Courtney also holds undergraduate degrees in Integrative Biology and Global Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In her spare time, Courtney enjoys practicing kung fu, playing video games, and birdwatching.