Risk Communication Virtual Course in Public Health

General objective:

Within the capacity-building framework for implementation of the International Health Regulations, this self-paced course will help the English- and Spanish-speaking participants to acquire knowledge and skills for developing risk communication strategies for public health.

Learning objectives:

Upon finishing the course, participants should be able to:

  • Design risk communication strategies using a risk map to analyze the local context and systematically incorporating lessons learned.
  • Understand the importance of risk perceptions and other relevant risk communication concepts and incorporate these in the design of effective strategies and in adjustments according to the local context.
  • Identify monitoring and evaluation activities appropriate for the interventions and communication processes in the risk communication strategy.
  • Understand the important steps for communicating effectively with the internal and external target audiences, including partners, stakeholders, the media, online social networks, health personnel and the public.