KING COUNTY, WASHINGTON - Addressing the anxiety many people feel as a result of the 9/11 event, the Nisqually earthquake, and the threat of bioterrorism, Public Health — Seattle & King County is currently running a "Spotlight on Environmental Health" show titled "Be Prepared: It can ease your mind, it can save your life" that discusses personal preparation for an emergency event.
"Emergency preparation helps people be more calm during a natural or human-made disaster and helps them move from shock to action," said Dr. Alonzo Plough, Director of Public Health — Seattle & King County. "It's critical to have emergency plans for our workplaces and schools, as well as to prepare at home by stocking supplies, discussing emergency plans with family members, and reviewing those plans frequently."
The new TV show, which was created in collaboration with the King County Office of Emergency Management, starts running this week on CTV. The show:
- explores methods of emergency preparation as well as the psychological benefits of preparing for an emergency.
- addresses the self-care practices that increase one's ability to manage stress in daily life and in an emergency.
Guests on the program include a critical stress debriefing expert, an emergency management specialist, and an area resident who demonstrates her emergency preparedness at home.
"Be Prepared" will be shown this week on CTV (Channel 22 on AT&T Broadband) at the following times:
|Friday, September 6
|Saturday, September 7
||10:30 AM, 10:30 PM
|Sunday, September 8
||10:30 AM, 10:30 PM
|Tuesday, September 10
|Wednesday, September 11
For other times on CTV during the next weeks, please visit www.kingcounty.gov/kctv. Additionally, viewers may call 206-296-0300 to request "Spotlight on Environmental Health: Be Prepared: It can ease your mind, it can save your life" during any CTV viewer request time.
Public Health's Environmental Health Division produces "Spotlight on Environmental Health" to address issues related to healthy living and the environment. Public Health's Environmental Health Division aims to identify and sustain healthy environmental conditions that protect and promote people's health.
Providing effective and innovative health and disease prevention services for over 1.8 million residents and visitors of King County, Public Health — Seattle & King County works for safer and healthier communities for everyone, every day.