Risk Communication and Information Sharing Workgroup Feburary Report

The Risk Communication and Information Sharing Workgroup held its February call on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 1 PM Eastern Time. Nine workgroup members participated in the call. The group discussed recommendations from a NACCHO Policy Scholar regarding risk communication capacity at local health departments to include in a policy statement about the importance of having dedicated and trained staff to plan and conduct risk communication activities during public health emergencies.

The group also discussed the impact of measles and what preparations workgroup members were making for communications regarding a first case of measles in their communities.

Workgroup members also discussed workplan deliverables including possible stories from the field and the development of risk communication toolkit, and contacting speakers for future calls. The workgroup will be recruiting new members from March 1 – 31, 2015. Read more information about the call for workgroup participants

The next workgroup call is scheduled for Tuesday, March 3, 2015  at 1 PM Eastern Time.

About Frances Bevington

Frances Bevington is the Senior Marketing and Communications Specialist for Public Health Preparedness at NACCHO. Her work includes emergency and risk communications planning, strategic messaging, and multichannel marketing for the adoption of best practices in public health preparedness. Twitter: @Wilkington

One thought on “Risk Communication and Information Sharing Workgroup Feburary Report

  1. June 8, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Hi Frances,
    I’m so pleased to have been nominated as a member of the Risk Communication and Information Sharing workgroup. I look forward to working with you.

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