Risk Communication for Special Populations

Course Description: On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

Describe four general strategies to effectively communicate risk to special populations
Describe methods to identify and map special population groups and explain why it is important
Utilize community leaders to assist in communicating risk to special populations
Conduct pre-emergency planning to facilitate communicating risk to special populations
Describe guidelines for media accessibility
Utilize the following information about each of nine special population groups to avoid and/or solve communication problems during an emergency
Potential communication barriers
Best methods to deliver the message
Person(s) best suited to deliver the message
Any special technical or content issues to consider when delivering the message

Intended Audience
anyone responsible for communicating risk to special populations during an emergency situation

Sponsor: Training Source
Training Format: Online course
Publish Date: 2014
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