Health Risk Communication Overview

Virtually every day, crisis and emergency risk communication is needed somewhere in public health. Whenever a crisis occurs, communicators must to be ready to provide information to help people make the best possible decisions for their health and well-being.

This must be done in rapid timeframes and without knowing everything about the crisis. Yet often the types of disasters that public health must address can be anticipated. CDC has developed a process for planning and conducting crisis and emergency risk communication

HMD – Communication and Infectious Disease

What: Workshop on Building Communication Capacity to Counter Infectious Disease Threats
When: December 13, 2016 - December 14, 2016 (8:30 AM Eastern)
Where: Keck Center (100) • 500 Fifth St. NW, Washington, DC 20001
Topics: Diseases, Global Health, Public Health
Activity: Forum on Microbial Threats

Preparedness Knowledge Network

This slide show offers a few ideas how an academically curated and co-created Knowledge Network for Emergency Preparedness and Response could foster collaboration across sectors, disciplines, and professions to sustain an ongoing community readiness to respond more effectively in times of crisis.

We suggest that an agency, like the CDC, could sponsor a prize each year for the 'Most Prepared Community' to incentivize health communication students and faculty to participate in annual intercollegiate competitions.

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