Review: Integrating emergency risk communication (ERC) into the public health system response: Systematic review of literature to aid formulation of the 2017 WHO Guideline for ERC policy and practice

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Review: Integrating emergency risk communication (ERC) into the public health system response: Systematic review of literature to aid formulation of the 2017 WHO Guideline for ERC policy and practice

Review: Integrating emergency risk communication (ERC) into the public health system response: Systematic review of literature to aid formulation of the 2017 WHO Guideline for ERC policy and practice

In this systematic literature review, the World Health Organization synthesized evidence for the development of emergency risk communication guidelines.

Political goodwill, leadership, and centralized health systems are considered key factors in planning and policy-making for emergency risk communication. Factors related to the integration of emergency risk communication for public health emergency preparedness include nullifying restrictions that hinder the timely release of information, including amending laws and regulations where feasible; modifying organizational factors; and renovating leadership structures if needed. Key elements to enhance information sharing include the creation of interdisciplinary taskforces, engagement of local stakeholders, and tailoring information systems to be most functional. Emergency risk communication should follow WHO guidelines, be transparent, timely, and based on scientific evidence.

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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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