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Culver To Participate In Emergency Preparedness

 

June 18, 2013



Culver To Participate In Emergency Preparedness

Ensuring that Los Angeles community members are ready for the next big earthquake or other type of major emergency requires much more than individuals having emergency kits.

Ongoing, multi-layered, community-based programs are required to reach, educate and motivate the nearly 10 million people in LA County about the potentially life-saving importance of being prepared for the next emergency.

With this in mind, The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LAC DPH) is rolling out its Los Angeles County Community Disaster Resilience (LACCDR) Project in specific communities throughout the region.

Key to the program’s implementation, LAC DPH is partnering with 16 diverse communities throughout the County to determine together which emergency preparedness approaches, strategies, materials and other resources will work best.

The 16 partner communities represent the diversity of LA County. The initial partners include previously existing community coalitions with an interest in improving their communities’ preparedness. The communities include: Quartz Hill, Acton, Agua Dulce, San Fernando, La Crescenta, San Gabriel, Pomona, Hollywood, Pico Union, Palms, Culver City, Compton, Watts, Hawaiian Gardens, Huntington Park, Gardena and Wilmington.

Roll out of the project also is being supported by a county-wide public education campaign, including a dedicated website - bereadyla.org, billboards, radio public service announcements (PSAs), a two-minute video, bus and bus shelter signage, direct mail to community-based organizations and distribution of informative brochures.

In addition, community events are taking place across LA County at shopping malls and other popular, accessible community gathering places (visit bereadyla.org for calendar updates).

For more information, visit bereadyla.org.

 

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