RISK COMMUNICATION TOOLS

RISK COMMUNICATION TOOLS

LIST OF RISK COMMUNICATIONS TOOLS

CDC Emergency Operations Center (EOC) http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/eoc.htm  

EOC is activated during public health emergencies and is the central hub for analysis, communication, and coordination. It operates under the umbrella of CDC’s

Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response.

http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/

CDC’s Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response is the agency’s primary body for bolstering the nation’s capacity to prepare for and respond to threats to the public’s health. This includes hazards that are natural, biological, chemical, and radiological.

H1N1 Risk and Crisis Communication: Successes and Challenges

http://www.cdc.gov/about/grand-rounds/archives/2010/download/09-September/Covello_Risk_Comm_ Presentation.ppt

This PowerPoint presentation by the Center for Risk Communication highlights key concepts and strategies in effective risk communication. Its principles are applicable to all who have a risk communication message.

Public Health Practices: Risk Communication

http://www.publichealthpractices.org/practice-categories/communication

The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) offers a collection of practices implemented in community-based organization and local and state public health agencies concerning risk communication, among other preparedness topics. One example highlights a “dark website” created by the Florida Department of Health to act as a ready-made template for quick implementation during an emergency.

National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC) Pandemic Flu Resources

http://www.nphicpanflu.org/

The National Public Health Information Coalition hosts an amalgamation of pandemic flu resources. The vast database is searchable by topic, resource type, and audience. Topics include community preparedness, quarantine, and surge capacity. Resource types encompass letters fact sheets, talking points, and presentations. Audiences range from journalists to senior citizens to business. 

Preventing Seasonal Flu with Vaccination

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/index.htm

This CDC resource outlines specific vaccine product and safety information.

Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Resources for Health Professionals

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/vaccination/index.htm

This CDC resource provides information for health professionals regarding clinical guidelines, patient education, and vaccines. Topics range from dosage and administration to target populations along with information on patient education.