Locate your nearest emergency shelters and inform neighbors know where to go during a disaster.
Familiarize with the emergency plan
Ask your work supervisor for a copy of your workplace emergency plan and become familiar with it.
Spread the word
Find your local flu immunization clinics schedules and spread the word to your friends and family.
Learn CPR or take a first aid class.
Share the wealth
Pick up a few extra canned goods every time you go to the grocery store to donate to your community food bank.
A prepared community is a healthier community
An important part of creating a healthy community is assuring it is prepared to deal with a range of potential problems, whether for a natural disaster, disease outbreak or human-made emergency. Each year, National Public Health Week organizers urge Americans to focus on being more knowledgeable and better prepared.