September is National Preparedness Month and the Louisiana Department of Health urges Louisianians to take the opportunity to update their disaster plan and prepare their families, homes and businesses.

As part of National Preparedness Month LDH is hosting "Emergency Preparedness and You," an event aimed at educating people on being prepared. This Sunday, parents can get their children fingerprinted and have identifications made for free, get a health screening and learn how to prepare for any disaster.

Who:               Department of Health and Hospitals
                        Department of Children and Family Services
                        Baton Rouge City Constable's Office
                        EBRP Clerk of Court
                        Louisiana Capital Area American Red Cross
                        Baton Rouge Delta Alumnae Chapter

What:              Emergency Preparedness and You Event
                        Child Identifications and Fingerprinting
                        Health Screenings                   

When:            Sunday, Sept. 11
                        Noon-4 p.m.

Where:           Mall at Cortana
                       9401 Cortana Place
                       Baton Rouge, La.
                       JC Penney Stage           

This year's campaign theme, "A Time to Remember. A Time to Prepare," seeks to encourage all Americans to take the necessary steps to ensure that their homes, workplaces and communities are prepared for disasters and emergencies of all kinds.

 Department of Health and Hospitals strives to protect and promote health statewide and to ensure access to medical, preventive and rehabilitative services for all state citizens. To learn more about LDH, visit For up-to-date health information, news and emergency updates, follow LDH's blog, Twitter account and Facebook.