ASPR: How to Include Health Security in Your Community’s Summer Events
The U.S. Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response recently released recommendations on ways local communities can incorporate health security into community events.
- Medical Reserve Corps volunteers can teach their communities about bystander preparedness.
- A hospital or American Red Cross representatives that can provide first-aid or CPR demonstrations.
- Your local fire department or a volunteer organization could set up a cooling tent. While people are there, the sponsors could teach people about spotting heat-related illnesses.
- Local grocers can donate some fresh, healthy foods for attendees. If it is hot outside, consider asking them to donate cold water.
- A local clinic or pharmacy may be able to provide free or low-cost flu shots or other vaccines.
- A local gym or fitness facility can offer free demonstrations to help get people excited about their health.
- Don’t forget your city officials! Invite your local health department or city hall representatives to participate.