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Providing information and resources to help emergency risk communicators prepare and effectively respond in the event of a crisis.

Current Issue - Issue 3:

Emergency and risk communication groups are using multiple ways to reach their audience, whether it's through high technology like the Web or YouTube, or other lesser-known techniques through low-tech methods like those employed by the Sierra County Department of Health. No matter what the budget and the available technology, risk communicators are finding creative ways to reach their audiences. In this third issue of The Risk Communicator (RC), we explore the use of technology and creativity in emergency communication responses.

In this issue’s feature story, “Emergency and Risk Communication on the Web,” we explore principles and strategies for communicating on the Web's interconnected platforms.

Articles in this issue include "Emergency and Risk Communication on the Web," "The Anthrax Scare and the Web," "Pan Flu Preparedness," and "Youtube Is Your Friend."

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Previous Issues

Issue 2
Articles include Priceless Collaboration for Hurricane Preparedness, Talking to WHO’s John Rainford about the new WHO International Guidelines, Marsha Vanderford et al’s Emergency Communication Challenges in Response to Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Readiness in High-Risk Areas: Overall Survey Result, Elements of a Successful Exercise, Collaboration and Communication during Emergency Response, a list of health observances, and a Quarterly calendar of training opportunities. Read Issue 2 >

Issue 1
Articles include Understanding Your Audiences, Social Media and Your Emergency Communication Efforts, Messaging Is a Matter of Trust, Program Spotlight: On the Frontlines of the California Wildfires, Research Summaries: Summaries of Work from Deborah Glik and Craig Lefebvre, Risk Communication Opportunities During National Health Observances, Upcoming Conferences, Training, and Workshops of Interest to Risk Communicators. Read Issue 1 >

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The Risk Communicator is produced by CDC's Emergency Risk Communication Branch (ERCB). This publication is designed to provide evidence-based, practical guidance for emergency risk communication strategy and operations. The ERCB will provide newsletters or other updates quarterly. More about the newsletter >
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