Mystic Valley Public Health Coalition Joins DPH “Together We’re Ready” Campaign to Encourage Individuals and Families to Plan Ahead for Emergencies
(Malden, Medford, Melrose, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield) Mystic Valley Public Health Coalition joins the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) in promoting emergency preparedness as part of the “Together We’re Ready – Massachusetts Prepared” campaign during Emergency Preparedness Month.
“Together We’re Ready – Massachusetts Prepared” is a statewide campaign to encourage Bay State residents, families and communities to make plans and prepare for severe weather, natural disasters or other emergency events. The campaign features local access television programming, online videos and resources and social media components developed by the DPH Emergency Preparedness Bureau, in partnership with state and local agencies.
“Every step that we take to prepare ourselves and our families for emergencies makes our community stronger and more resilient when the unexpected happens,” said Karen Rose, City of Medford, Director of Public Health. “Now’s the time to be informed, plan ahead, and get prepared.”
A special television production, “Together We’re Ready – Massachusetts Prepared,” will be shown on the City of Medford website throughout the month. This panel discussion on emergency preparedness will feature DPH Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett; Alfred DeMaria Jr., MD, Medical Director; State Epidemiologist, Department of Public Health; Susan Wolf-Fordham, J.D., Project Manager, E.K. Shriver Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Amanda Stone RN, Public Health Nurse, Town of Mattapoisett; and Sarita Chung, MD, FAAP, Director, Disaster Preparedness, Division of Emergency Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital.
Check out the “Together We’re Ready – Massachusetts Prepared” web page at www.mass.gov/dph/ready where you can find more information about individual and family preparedness, volunteer opportunities, emergency planning for the whole community and tips for flu prevention. You can join the conversation, too, at #readyma.