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Rx Open

Rx Open is an interactive map that shows you all nearby open pharmacies during a disaster.

Rx on the Run

Use Rx on the Run to print a personalized wallet card that documents your prescriptions and other important medical information.

Resource Ready

Resource Ready (a Healthcare Ready Preparedness Tool) is here to help you prepare for and recover from disasters with your health needs in mind. Use this new tool to get a list of resources around the web and on our website to help you and your loved ones prepare for disasters or disease outbreaks.



The Healthcare Supply Chain and its Role in Disasters

When disaster strikes, you can count on the healthcare supply chain to be as resilient as the communities it is designed to serve. Through Healthcare Ready’s vast partnership network of pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors, and local, state and federal officials, the supply chain’s ability to anticipate and react to disasters has never been more efficient and effective.

The Healthcare Supply Chain and its Role in Disasters (Spanish)

Cuando ocurre un desastre, puede contar con que la cadena de suminstro sea tan resiliente como las comunidades que esta diseñada para servir. A través de la enorme red de asociaciones de fabricantes farmacéuticos, distribuidores, y oficiales federales, estatales, y locales, la abilidad de la cadena de suministros de anticipar y reaccionar a desastres jamás a sido tan eficaz y efectivo.

Healthcare Ready’s Role in Donations

When disaster strikes and our most vulnerable need help, it takes coordination, collaboration, and a strong network of public, private, and non-profit partnerships to get supplies where they’re needed. Healthcare Ready leverages its unique partnerships within the supply chain to do just that.

Guide to Emergency Prescription Refills Before Disasters

What is an emergency refill? Before a disaster strikes, an emergency refill allows you to get a refill on your prescription medications before your actual refill is due.

Coronavirus: Overcoming Uncertainty

It can be hard to find the best information about coronavirus (COVID-19). Healthcare Ready’s mission is to provide patients with the best resources and information during these uncertain times.

Coronavirus: Shining Light on Fear

Some groups are disproportionately affected by COVID-19 due to many overlapping factors, such as chronic disease, essential worker status, and structural inequalities. Healthcare Ready shines a light on our fears and illuminates solutions to reduce these disparities.

Prepare Your Health For the Next Disaster

Disasters strike with little or no warning. Tornadoes, hurricanes, pandemics like COVID-19 and more can show up at a moment’s notice. Take the time you have now to prepare for the next emergency and protect your health against disasters.

Dialysis Treatment During Coronavirus

Having end stage renal disease (ESRD) makes you more vulnerable to severe illness from COVID-19. It might feel scary as you venture outside your home for dialysis treatment. You can stay safe by wearing masks, observing social distancing, and staying current with their treatment.

COVID-19 Micro Summit Series:

Completed in partnership with the Council of State Governments-East Council on Communities of Color, with support from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy.

Advancing Practical Protections through Policy in the Age of COVID-19

Panelists discussed the guidelines, policies, and regulations to use as states were designing re-opening plans in 2020

COVID-19 Communications: Talking to Your Communities During a Pandemic

This session focused on public health communications during a pandemic. It explored tactics and strategies policymakers, community leaders, and advocates can use in communicating risk and safety measures to community members.

How to Protect Yourself While Going Outside

An expert, yet practical session on personal health and safety practices to use in public spaces. What is the simplest golden standard for being outside? What is the correct way to wear a mask? Should individuals wear gloves at all times?

Are You Ready for the Next Disaster? Emergency Preparedness During A Pandemic, Protests & Climate Change

A unique convening of state and local policy makers, experts, and thinkers concerned about the massive equity gaps and the devastating impact of racism on communities of color.

Disaster Tip Sheets


Social Media


Protect yourself from COVID-19 while you are protesting

This social media graphic shows tips and information on how to stay safe while participating in protests or demonstrations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Protect yourself from COVID-19 when you return home from protesting

After participating in a protest or demonstration, consider these tips to protect yourself from COVID-19 when you return home.



These social media graphics answers common questions on what you should know about COVID-19 vaccines for adolescents (12+).

Collaborating with public health entities, like your local county health department, is an effective way of staying informed about what services and healthcare resources are available in your community. Here are four ways to stay informed.
Adolescents are now eligible to receive the COVID vaccine, here are three resources to help you and your family find vaccination sites.
Adolescents are now eligible to receive the COVID vaccine, here is a quick checklist on how to vaccinate your child.
COVID-19 vaccination will help protect adolescents from getting COVID-19. Adolescents may have some side effects, which are normal signs that their body is building protection. Common side effects to expect can be found here.

As the nation opens up and people go back into the office, here are three tips to help you and your co-workers stay safe and healthy.

It’s good to be prepared. Here are six tips to help you respond if a co-worker or visitor tests positive for COVID-19.

Now that in-person gatherings are on the rise, here are three factors that should be considered if you are preparing to host an indoor event or activity for your company.

Download this toolkit to learn how your organization can stay connected to communities while staying safe during this time, especially as you serve your community.

Download this toolkit to learn more about best practices and resources for elected officials to share with constituents and other community leaders as our communities enter the recovery stage of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This FAQ is intended for community-based organizations looking for information on COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, as they respond to this pandemic. Read below for tips, resources, and helpful links to protect yourself, volunteers, and community members.
This page provides background information on existing COVID-19 therapeutics that have been approved with an EUA. Information is provided for both patients and providers.
This infographic presents the findings from Healthcare Ready’s most recent international poll (conducted in May 2018) on patient perspectives on the health system. The graphic reveals key pre-pandemic insights on how respondents in 13 countries around the world view as the greatest risks to their health (ranging from disease outbreaks to civil unrest) and how they interact with their country’s health systems.

The COVID-19 pandemic puts certain groups at a greater risk for severe illness and death. COVID-19 is especially harmful to the elderly and those with underlying health conditions. Healthcare Ready aims to protect these populations now, and during all public health emergencies, as we know the risk is often far greater for them.

This infographic shows a few likely causes of the disparate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Black and Latinx communities. Black and Latinx people are testing positive and dying at higher rates from coronavirus. This pandemic is made worse by existing health and socioeconomic inequities, and in turn, it is worsening those disparities in Black and Latinx communities.

This infographic breaks down key features of resilient communities, in contrast with communities that lack resilient public health infrastructure. People of color usually fare worse in crises, like the COVID-19 pandemic, due to systemic inequities made worse by disasters. This graphic highlights the various ways we can harm or build resilience at the community level.

Download this COVID-19 toolkit to learn more about support, information, supplies and resources available from Healthcare Ready and partners to assist patients and community organizations dealing with the effects of COVID-19. (en Español)

Download this COVID-19 toolkit to learn more about support, information, supplies and resources available from Healthcare Ready and partners to assist patients and community organizations dealing with the effects of COVID-19. (en Español)

Download this COVID-19 toolkit to learn more about how your company can work with Healthcare Ready and its partners in providing supplies and resources to healthcare groups, community organizations and patients as they cope with the effects of COVID-19 in their communities. (en Español)

Download this COVID-19 toolkit to help you assist community organizations, healthcare providers, and constituents in staying safe and healthy during this pandemic. The toolkit outlines how you can work with Healthcare Ready to procure personal protective equipment and medical supplies, provide assistance to your constituents on navigating healthcare needs, and how to communicate critical messages to your constituents. (en Español)

Find COVID-19 information including state-level information on prescription refill waivers, tips to protect yourself from COVID-19, and telehealth coverage policies for COVID-19.

Use this map to find information on changes to prescription medication rules and laws in your state due to the current outbreak of COVID-19. 

  • For tips and information on how the COVID-19 pandemic may impact your healthcare and prescription medications and how you can plan for this, read here
  • For information on how the COVID-19 pandemic may impact your pharmacy operations and ways you can prepare your pharmacy, read here.
  • Read the full FAQ here.