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The Wayland Health Department Joins DPH “Know Plan Prepare” Campaign to Encourage Individuals and Families to Plan Ahead for Emergencies

The Wayland Health Department joins the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) in promoting emergency preparedness as part of the “Know Plan Prepare” campaign during National Preparedness Month.

“Know Plan Prepare” is a statewide campaign to encourage Bay State residents, families and communities to make plans and prepare for public health and medical emergencies, threats and disasters. The campaign features two 30-second ads that can be viewed both on TV and the campaign website, a reusable grocery tote detailing a list of emergency kit items, print materials, web resources and social media components developed by the DPH Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management, 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 Wayland Health Director, Julia Junghanns, “Now’s the time to be informed, plan ahead, and get prepared.”

For Preparedness Month 2015, the Wayland Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) plans to hold a meeting on Thursday September 17th at the Wayland Public Safety Building at 6pm. The meeting will focus around planning for the upcoming October Wayland Community Flu Clinics where MRC volunteers drill the various stations needed if medical dispensing were required during a public health emergency. This year Walk-In Flu Clinics are planned for Wednesday October 7, October 14, and October 28 from 2pm-7pm at the Wayland Town Building.  Please feel free to contact the Wayland Health Department at 508-358-3617 if you are interested in becoming a Wayland MRC Volunteer.

Check out the “Know Plan Prepare” web page at where you can watch the 30-second ads and 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, on Twitter, at #Readyma.

Wayland Health Department
Julia Junghanns

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