The Risk Communicator Newsletter
Providing information and resources to help emergency risk communicators prepare and effectively respond in the event of a crisis.
Introduction to the Risk Communicator (The RC)
Welcome to the first edition of the Risk Communicator (The RC).
The Risk Communicator (The RC) provides information and resources to help emergency risk communicators prepare and effectively respond in the event of a crisis. The RC is a CDC’s Emergency Risk Communication Branch (ERCB) quarterly publication. The ERCB provides primary leadership and staffing for the Emergency Communication System (ECS), CDC’s 24/7 all hazards emergency communication and response system. Established in 2002, ECS has coordinated agency-wide emergency risk communication response for over 40 public health emergencies. In this role, ECS is constantly looking for new research and best practices to increase its emergency risk communication effectiveness.
In this issue of the RC, you’ll find summaries of research, theories, and practices that apply to public health emergency communication strategy and operations. Specifically, The RC will include practical tools and techniques, guest interviews with risk communication researchers and practitioners, and feature stories exploring issues related to applying emergency communications principles. We hope The RC becomes a valuable source of practical information that you will use frequently and share with others.
Although we think the summaries and other content are worth reading to generate new ideas and more effective approaches to risk communication, the inclusion of a summary in The RC doesn’t imply a CDC endorsement of the article’s contents.
Do you have suggestions for future articles? Would you like to write a feature or provide other RC recommendations? E-mail your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Page last updated May 22, 2010
- Page last reviewed May 22, 2010
- Content source: CDC Emergency Risk Communication Branch (ERCB), Division of Emergency Operations (DEO), Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR)
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