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Preparing for a Culture of Prevention


What is a “culture of prevention”?

Consider what to do in case of an emergency. Look at the different natural disasters in our country that threaten your welfare. The culture of proactive prevention is the solution to this problem.

A well-known proverb says: "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure", and that is precisely what the culture of prevention focuses on. It is important to know what actions should be taken in the event of unusual and dangerous situations. The culture of prevention is based on the commitment and participation of all those who may be involved.

Prevention, everyone's responsibility.

No one schedules time into their day to react to sudden disasters, which is why prevention must be an integral issue to be considered at all times. For example, in the case of natural events such as hurricanes, earthquakes, and blizzards, it is common that questions arise concerning how the severity of damage could be or could have been reduced. While we cannot prevent these events from happening, we can prevent and mitigate different risks associated with such events.

It is very complicated to predict what the effects of natural elements will be. The force of nature cannot be stopped, but preparations can be made. The culture of prevention includes increasing and improving security options.

Prevention measures in any situation are intended to diminish the impact of these events; however, there are prevention measures that must be taken by the different actors. For example, the government must assume its preventive role, community leaders must assume their role, and people must assume theirs.

People should contribute by paying attention and actively participating in the design and implementation of prevention policies, seeking to collaborate and follow established protocols. In the design part, there must be a plan to deal with any threat or emergency in an unusual situation.

Prevention at home.

One part of the culture of prevention is focused on safeguarding the integrity and life of societies, but another is one that focuses much more on more common cases. In particular, it is about prevention within the home.

The most important thing is to change the mentality regarding threats. This requires raising awareness of the risks and situations that can affect the safety and security of the household's inhabitants.

In this sense, it is very important that the awareness is accompanied by specific action plans for each of the risks detected and the adoption of specific measures, both preventive and reactive. It is not irrational to share these plans with trustworthy neighbors.

The culture of prevention is not only fostered within the home, it can be taken outside of it, so that there is a safe way to act in any risky situation outside the home.

In addition to directly preventing the effects within the family environment, promoting the culture of prevention within the home helps to ensure your financial and economic future, since preventing accidents or risky situations avoids incurring unscheduled expenses.

In this sense, it becomes very important to have home insurance as a financial instrument that is added to the passive strategy within the culture of prevention at home.

Using different products or services for the security of the home is far from a luxury; however, it becomes a versatile tool for the integral protection of your family before any threat that may appear. How are you going to start building your “culture of prevention”?

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