Disaster Relief/Disaster Preparedness

September is National Preparedness Month

The AAFP supports emergency preparedness efforts and encourages members, organizations, and families to take practical steps to prepare for emergency situations.

Disasters and emergencies can happen at any time. Are you prepared? Is your practice prepared? The AAFP connects you to information and resources you need to be prepared for disasters of many kinds.

Disaster Preparedness

Customize these easy-to-use disaster preparedness guides to create a disaster preparedness plan for use in the midst of a disaster or disaster recovery period. These guides can also be used to distribute to patients and staff in your office.

Pandemic Influenza Preparedness

Influenza activity is increasing across the country and CDC has received reports of severe influenza illness(content.govdelivery.com). Use these resources to help prepare your office for a pandemic influenza outbreak.

Disaster Preparedness Manual Authors and Contributors

Principal Authors

Kait Perry, MPH
Population Health Strategist
American Academy of Family Physicians

Ashley Pool
Global Population Health Specialist
American Academy of Family Physicians

Kara Mueller
Project Manager
American Academy of Family Physicians

Special Thanks

James A. Mobley, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Jim Edwardson, CMPE

This document contains links to other Web sites that are not affiliated with the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP assumes no responsibility for any material outside of the AAFP pages which may be accessed through any such link. Inclusion of a non-AAFP link in this document does not constitute AAFP recommendation or endorsement of products or services offered through such links.