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Risk Communication for Public Health Professionals Wins Award

NWCPHP is proud to announce that its online course, Emergency Risk Communication for Public Health Professionals, has received the 2006 Gold Award for Excellence in Public Health Communication.

The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice is proud to announce that its course, Emergency Risk Communication for Public Health Professionals, has received the 2006 Gold Award for Excellence in Public Health Communication from the National Public Health Information Coalition.

Risk Communication for Public Health Professionals is a joint project of the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice and Public Health - Seattle & King County.

This Web-based course provides an introduction to Emergency Risk Communication concepts and principles. Topics covered include planning for an emergency, best practices, creating effective messages, and strategies for interacting with the media and the community during times of crisis. The course includes audio and video clips that illustrate concepts, interactive quizzes that provide feedback, and a toolkit that contains downloadable worksheets and checklists. The final activity is a simulation of an influenza outbreak that allows learners to walk through an unfolding public health crisis.

More information
Kudos for Public Health Emergency Preparedness Training: UW and Public Health partnership yields award-winning results—Public Health - Seattle & King County press release
UW and Public Health partnership yields award-winning results—University Week article

Course information
Emergency Risk Communication for Public Health Professionals

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