Risk Communication in Disease Outbreaks - Introduction

Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

This presentation includes explanation of risk communcation, the use of the Extended Parallel Process Model, Paul Slovic's Perception of Risk, WHO's Integrated Model for Emergency Risk Communication, and possible key components and considerations for planning risk communication for COVID-19.

Also included is information about:

  • Priority behaviors
  • Pandemic non-pharmaceutical interventions
  • Technical guidance
  • Complacency
  • Stigma
  • Misinformation
  • Developing message maps
  • Contextualizing messages and interventions
  • Selecting channels in an outbreak context
  • Multi-Modal SBC interventions