Risk Communication and Information Sharing Workgroup June Report

The Risk Communication and Information Sharing Workgroup held its monthly call on Thursday, June 5. This was the first monthly call hosted by NACCHO since March, as several members of the group met in person in May to assist the CDC with developing messaging for a antiviral text messaging program and in April to present learning sessions and workshops and assist NACCHO with a POD demonstration at the Preparedness Summit. During the June call, the group discussed findings from reviews of two NACCHO toolkits on Risk Communications and finalized changes to the proposed NACCHO policy statement, “Social Media Use for Risk Communications.” The completion of these two deliverables marked the end of the workgroup’s first year. The group also discussed ideas for next year’s workplan, including writing abstracts for conferences such as the joint CDC and NPHIC conference on health communication, marketing and media, and possibilities for translating communication research into practice. The July call was canceled due to the July 4th holiday, however, NACCHO staff collected a story from the field from a workgroup member at NACCHO Annual in July. Two new members were appointed to the workgroup and will start their terms in August.

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

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