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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 7 hours to complete

Suggested: Three weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week...
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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 7 hours to complete

Suggested: Three weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Overview of Crisis and Emergency Risk Communications

During this week, we'll explore the framework of CERC, the primary function of risk communications, and consider common principles to follow when communicating to affected communities during a crisis....
Reading
5 videos (Total 23 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
CERC and How Communicating During a Crisis Is Different10m
Six Principles3m
Message and Audience5m
Wrap-Up1m
Reading5 readings
Course Outline and Grading Information5m
CERC Manual40m
Six Principles [Handout]2m
Understanding Your Audience40m
Tips for Response Workers10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Practice20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Crisis Communication Planning

In this week, we'll consider the focus of communication during emergency response as well as the creation and application of a crisis communication plan....
Reading
5 videos (Total 13 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
Including Communication in Emergencies2m
Process of Emergency Risk Communications Planning4m
Applying Your Emergency Risk Communications Plan4m
Wrap-Up1m
Reading2 readings
9 Steps of Crisis Response10m
Crisis Communication Plan Resourcess
Quiz1 practice exercise
Practice20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

International Health Regulations' Risk Communication Components

During our final week, we'll explore the International Health Regulations' four components of risk communication through a fictional scenario....
Reading
6 videos (Total 28 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
Transparency and First Announcement7m
Communication Coordination6m
Listening Through Dialogue4m
Information Dissemination8m
Wrap-Up58s
Reading5 readings
Core Responsibilities [Handout]1m
Three Questions5m
Two-Way Communication5m
WHO Resources20m
[Handouts]30m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Practice20m

Instructors

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Dabney P. Evans, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Hubert Department of Global Health. Rollins School of Public Health. Director, Center for Humanitarian Emergencies.
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Julia Smith-Easley

Lead, Risk Communication and Community Engagement
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emergency Response and Recovery Branch

About Emory University

Emory University, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of the world's leading research universities. Its mission is to create, preserve, teach and apply knowledge in the service of humanity....

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