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This resource was developed by AHRQ as part of its Public Health Emergency Preparedness program, which was discontinued on June 30, 2011. Many of AHRQ's PHEP materials and activities will be supported by other Federal agencies. Notice of transfer to another agency will be posted on this site.

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Tools and Resources to
Help Communities Prepare for Hurricane Season
HHS: Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
National Preparedness Month
Presidential Proclamation
for National Preparedness Month, 2008

National Preparedness Month: Tools and Models for Planning and Preparedness

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September is National Preparedness Month. AHRQ's role in national preparedness efforts is to conduct and support health services research and develop the tools and resources that States and communities can use to improve public health preparedness.

New Tools

Featured Tools and Models

More Resources

AHRQ has more than 60 emergency preparedness-related tools and related products. Go to:

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Look for information on upcoming AHRQ public health emergency preparedness Web casts. Sign up on AHRQ's Public Health Emergency Preparedness E-mail Update for timely updates.

Current as of September 2008


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