Healthy Acadia is committed to promoting emergency preparedness efforts across Downeast Acadia, helping communities prepare for disasters, including pandemic flu, infectious disease, ice storms, extended power outages, and other emergencies.
Healthy Acadia plays a role through the following initiatives:
• Local Action Teams, including the MDI Emergency Preparedness Team
• Collaborative efforts with the Maine Center for Disease Control
• As a member of the Maine Public Health Association
- Make or get an emergency kit, including water and food supplies. Click here for a list of recommended supplies. You can also purchase an Emergency Preparedness Kit in a variety of locations in the region. For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Make a plan for emergency contact communication, in case family and friends are separated during a disaster.
- Be informed by checking media for global, national and local information.
- Get involved by taking response training such as first aid, or by volunteering to support local first responders.
APHA has several videos with preparedness tips: http://www.getreadyforflu.org/videos.htm
American Public Health Association’s Get Ready Campaign: http://www.getreadyforflu.org/newsite.htm
Preparedness Information for People with Disabilities: http://www.getreadyforflu.org/disabilities.htm
Emergency Stockpile Recipes – recipes that can be easily made without refrigeration or cooking: http://www.getreadyforflu.org/RecipeContest.htm
Flu Near You – this online surveillance tool tracks influenza activity in your area: https://flunearyou.org/
For more information, contact:
Elsie Flemings at email@example.com