Community Readiness Challenge

The Community Readiness Challenge encourages individuals and families to build a pandemic preparedness kit by providing detailed lists of weekly items to buy and ways to prepare for 26 weeks. The LOCC box portion of the program uses business donations to assemble personal preparedness kits for economically-disadvantaged citizens. This practice is noteworthy, because it addresses a group for which there is little focus on prevention and planning efforts. It may benefit from being combined with other practices that address the needs of disadvantaged citizens, although it is a straightforward approach to personal preparedness that could be replicated in most community or local agencies.

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