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First Hours: Resources

COMMUNICATING IN THE FIRST HOURS

CDC has developed and gathered resources to aid health officials as they communicate with the public in the first hours of an emergency.

These include the following:

  • Short and Extended Messages
    Short and extended messages giving health and safety information for the first hours
  • Radio Scripts
    Radio live reads (scripts) in short and extended formats
  • Message Template for the First Minutes
    The suggested template below could be used in the first minutes after a suspected terrorism incident when little is known.
  • University Research Reports
    Formative research reports on botulism, pneumonic plague, VX and dirty bomb written by the University of Alabama at Birmingham; University of Oklahoma; St. Louis University and University of California, Los Angeles as part of the Pre-Event Message Development Project (PEMD).
  • Key Websites and Online Resources
    Additional online resources and documents to help public health officials prepare for emergencies, including terrorism incidents
  • Creative Briefs

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