Risk Communicating Resources for Rural Areas: A
Toolkit to help rural public
health clinics communicate their message to the
community during an emergency or disaster.
A perceived gap within the National Association of
County & City Health Officials (NACCHO), Advance Practice
Center (APC) resource library is the limited number
of risk communication resources in general and the
omission of risk communication tools designed
specifically for rural areas. Additionally, many useful
risk communication tools and strategies are embedded in
mammoth risk communication plans. This project sets as
its goal to put comprehensive, accessible, and
ready-to-use materials in the
of local health department frontline staff to improve
communication efforts, placing particular emphasis
on challenges encountered in rural settings. While
Public Information Officers or Risk Communicators may
find the toolkit of particular interest, the project in
scope, level of detail, ease of use and format is
targeted for use among county health department nurse
managers, supervisors and other public health staff.
This project was developed by the Southeast Health
District, a 16-county Public Health district located in
Southeast Georgia. It was funded by an Innovative
Solutions in Public Health Preparedness Grant awarded by
the National Association of County and City Health
Officials (NACCHO, Advance Practice Center (APC).
Rural Risk Communication Toolkit Contains:
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