Review: From guidance to practice: Promoting risk communication and community engagement for prevention and control of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in China

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Review: From guidance to practice: Promoting risk communication and community engagement for prevention and control of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in China

Review: From guidance to practice: Promoting risk communication and community engagement for prevention and control of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in China

This perspective suggests integrating risk communication and community engagement to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

By studying the communication in China during the COVID-19 outbreak, scholars provide suggestions for improving emergency responses. These include improvements to internal governmental risk communication systems, enhancing coordination between internal and partner governmental emergency management, and promoting public communication in response to societal concerns. The authors also stress the necessity of community engagement to prevent and control the outbreak. It is important that communication addresses uncertainty, counters misinformation effectively, and reflects evidence-based decision-making practices.

 

|2020-05-31T16:30:59-04:00May 31st, 2020|COVID-19 Literature|0 Comments

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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