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National Preparedness Month

“September is recognized as National Preparedness Month (NPM) which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and also where we visit.” –Ready.gov

 For ESRD patients, disaster preparedness may look different due to needing dialysis treatment. Without access to a facility or medications, a disaster such as a flood, could be fatal to an unprepared patient.

This month we are working with facilities to make sure that not only staff, but also patients are well educated and prepared for any disaster. We know that we cannot prevent disasters but we can take control of our care and prepare.

National Preparedness Month (NPM)

National Preparedness Month- September

  • This September, National Preparedness Month (NPM) will focus on planning, with an overarching theme “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”

Ready: Plan Ahead for Disasters Talk with Your Family

  • Financial Preparedness: April is National Financial Capability Month. Protect your family by financially preparing before an emergency strikes.
  • Video: Six Things to Know Before a Disaster
  • Be Informed: Know the risks about different disasters and hazards that could affect you & your family where you live, work, and go to school.

National Preparedness Month (NPM) Archive

2016 National Theme-“Don’t Wait, Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today


Network 14 National Preparedness Month 2016 Activities

Network 14 National Preparedness Month 2016 Activities Feedback Survey


KCER 14 National Preparedness Month 2016