Risk Communication & Psycho-Social Issues in Radiation Events
Tim Tinker, MPH, DrPH
Booz Allen Hamilton
Brian Flynn, EdE
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
University of Health Sciences, Bethesda MD
Speakers provide clear guidance for bioterrorism coordinators, clinical staff and administrative personnel to be better prepared to manage psychosocial reactions of communities and individuals, and to communicate effectively internally, between response partners and with the public during radiological emergencies.
- Use core principles of risk communication to focus health
messages effectively in a radiological emergency.
- Anticipate common reactions among individuals and
communities to radiological events in order to plan effectively and minimize
negative effects on the public's health and well-being.
- Identify resources available to assist public health,
clinical and mental health professionals in communicating effectively with
internal and external audiences during radiological events.
Public Health Preparedness Core Competencies
1.2 Manage Behaviors
1.3: Facilitate Collaboration
2.2 Use principles of crisis and risk communication
2.3 Report info thru chain of command
3.2 Contribute expertise to the development of emergency plans
4.2 Employ protective behaviors (in radiological
Public Health Emergency Preparedness Capabilities
PHEP Capability 4: Emergency Public Information and Warning
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