Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) provides timely, accurate, and credible information to clinicians related to emergency preparedness and response and emerging public health threats. COCA fosters partnerships with national clinician organizations to strengthen information-sharing networks before, during, and after a public health emergency.
COCA helps to strengthen the emergency respond capacity of clinicians by:
- Disseminating evidence-based health information and public health emergency messages to clinicians.
- Collaborating with clinicians to develop communication strategies that support health risk reduction opportunities during public emergencies
- Providing and promoting emergency preparedness and response training opportunities for clinicians
COCA serves a wide range of clinical professionals, including: physicians, nurses, physician’s assistants, pharmacists, paramedics, veterinarians, epidemiologists, public health practitioners, and state and local health department officials. In addition, COCA collaborates with national clinician organizations, which in turns allows for extended outreach to a large number of clinicians.
COCA supports the varied information needs of clinicians by providing a variety of products and services, to include: conference calls/webinars and email updates related to CDC guidance and recommendations on emerging health threats; training and conference announcements; clinical support via direct email for questions and feedback; and continuing education opportunities.
COCA invites all clinicians to Sign-Up for COCA Email Updates and Reminders.
- Page last reviewed: March 14, 2014
- Page last updated: March 14, 2014
- Content source:
- CDC Emergency Risk Communication Branch (ERCB); Division of Emergency Operations (DEO); Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR)