Goal: Improve emergency preparedness and response by building community resilience.
A public health emergency can happen at any time, and being prepared can save lives. Healthy People 2030 focuses on making sure individuals, communities, and organizations are prepared for disasters, disease outbreaks, and medical emergencies.
Communities can prepare for emergencies like natural disasters and disease outbreaks through planning and by training individuals in emergency response. It’s also important to prepare for medical emergencies, like cardiac arrests or serious injuries.
In addition, making sure people are prepared for disease outbreaks and have evacuation plans for natural disasters is key to helping them stay safe. And providing accurate, complete information can help people take steps to protect themselves during emergencies.