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.