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When Good Information Isn't Enough: Access for Limited English Speakers

June 14, 2011. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, presenters discuss how to improve access to information by conducting audience research and developing ways to disseminate messages during public health emergencies.

Quick Facts

Topics: Communication, Vulnerable Populations & Health Disparities

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

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Description

Lack of equal access to public health information for people with limited English proficiency places residents at increased risk of harm and contributes to health disparities among this vulnerable population. In this one hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Carina Elsenboss, MS, and Meredith Li-Vollmer, PhD, MA, discuss how to improve access to information by conducting audience research, utilizing the comic medium and developing mechanisms for disseminating messaging during public health emergencies.

Air date: June 14, 2011

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Describe how to use audience research methods to improve emergency communications planning
  • Utilize storytelling and pictorial communication to reach lower literacy and immigrant populations
  • Identify the benefits and outcomes of a communication mechanism to reach targeted community groups during a public health emergency

Intended Audience

Local and state public health practitioners; Local and state emergency management staff

Slides

Quick Facts

Topics: Communication, Vulnerable Populations & Health Disparities

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

Presenters

Carina Elsenboss, MS, is the Advanced Practice Center Program Manager with Public Health-Seattle & King County in Seattle, Washington. In this capacity she provides strategic direction and coordinates the development of best practice tools and resources related to public health preparedness for use by other local health departments on such topics as isolation and quarantine, emergency workforce activation, vulnerable populations preparedness planning, and risk communication. Prior to joining Public Health-Seattle & King County, Carina served as the manager for the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program in Salt Lake County, Utah.

Meredith Li-Vollmer, PhD, MA, is a risk communication specialist for Public Health – Seattle & King County, where she leads planning for communications during emergencies. In this role, she conducts audience research, develops public outreach strategies, and directs public engagement projects, with a particular focus on strengthening the capacity of public health to reach those most at-risk. Meredith is also a researcher with the University of Washington Preparedness & Emergency Response Research Center and a clinical assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine. Her work has received multiple awards, including the Model Practice Award from the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Gold Award for Excellence from the National Public Health Information Coalition. She received her doctorate in Communication from the University of Washington and her bachelor's degree in International Studies from the University of Oregon.

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