The ability to deal effectively with disasters is becoming more relevant as the magnitude and impact of disasters increase worldwide. The role of crisis and risk communications is an essential tool in helping to focus those who are impacted towards making informed and essential decisions. Effective communication is a "resource multiplier" during a crisis, disaster or emergency. The practitioner must anticipate what types of stressors the population will be experiencing and apply appropriate risk communication strategies to attempt to manage these stresses. It is also essential for the practitioner to understand that every event evolves in phases and that crisis and risk communications strategies must evolve with these phases. This discussion will introduce the audience to communication principles and tools as they relate to what is called crisis and emergency risk communication.
Presenter: Judyth Gulden
Judyth Gulden is an Emergency Management Specialist working on the development of systems and best practices, research and education in public health emergency management.
Judyth has an MPH, Disaster Management from Tulane University and is completing a PhD in Emergency Management Administration through Oklahoma State University. She is an instructor at Northeastern State University and York University. She is certified in national disaster life support training, bioterrorism emergency management and first responder preparedness.
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