Review: Best practices in public health risk and crisis communication

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Review: Best practices in public health risk and crisis communication

Review: Best practices in public health risk and crisis communication

In this article, the author provides a checklist of best practices to include in any public health risk and crisis communication plan.

Best practices to be included in any public health risk and crisis communication plan: accept and involve stakeholders as legitimate partners; listen to people; be truthful, honest, frank, and open; coordinate, collaborate, and partner with other credible sources; meet the needs of the media; communicate clearly and with compassion; and plan thoroughly and carefully.

|2020-04-27T09:48:58-04:00April 27th, 2020|COVID-19 Literature|Comments Off on Review: Best practices in public health risk and crisis communication

About the Author: Maria Brann

Maria Brann
Dr. Maria Brann, PhD, MPH, is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI and affiliate faculty with the Injury Control Research Center at West Virginia University. She explores the integration of health, interpersonal, and gender communication. Her translational focus and mixed methods approach are woven throughout her health vulnerabilities research, which advocates for more effective communication to improve people’s health and safety. Her primary research interests focus on the study of women’s and ethical issues in health communication contexts and promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviors to improve personal and public health and safety. She researches communication at both the micro and macro levels and studies how communication influences relationships among individuals and with the social world.

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