CHA News Article

September Is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month – a time when individuals, businesses and communities are encouraged to plan and prepare for a disaster. This year’s theme, “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare,” underscores the importance of developing a plan to employ when a disaster occurs – such as the recent 6.0 magnitude earthquake in Napa Valley and numerous wildfires across California.

Hospitals can learn how to adequately prepare for crises by attending CHA’s 2014 Disaster Planning for California Hospitals conference Sept. 22-24 in Sacramento. For more information or to register for the conference, visit For simple tips on personal and family preparedness, visit the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services web page.