Public Health Preparedness


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Is your family prepared?

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Is your family prepared?

We cannot control the weather or prevent disasters from happening, but there are steps you can take to minimize risks from known hazards. Planning now will help save lives later. This site offers preparedness information and resources for the public, and has sections for professionals and first responders. Start by going to the Emergency Preparedness page to help you get ready for emergencies, prepare a supplies kit, and make a disaster plan.

Other DSHS Emergency Preparedness websites:
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Information on Flu symptoms, treatment, vaccination and tips for protecting against the flu can be found at The site has specific information for a variety of groups, including Families and Individuals, Health Care Professionals, Schools, Child Care Facilities Communities and Employers.

ready-or-not-logo Ready or Not? Have a Plan is a statewide campaign to help Texans prepare for emergencies. Key to the campaign is a website, and in Spanish, where Texans can create a family emergency plan, download a disaster supplies list and get information about the threats we face.


Last updated August 23, 2012