The Role of Health Literacy in Disaster Preparedness
This course discusses risk communication in emergency preparedness situations such as disasters and crises. It describes how to use communications to offset threats that people experience in these situations. Common patterns such as information processing, values and emotions, as well as systems and environments are discussed. Also discussed are strategies for dealing with the media, constructing a message using the 27/9/3 rule of communication, perceptual congruence, visuals, language, anchors and framing.
Academic Faculty/Staff, Federal Government Employees, State Government Employees, Local Government Employees, Non-Government Employees and Students
- Define and explain convergent definitions and models
- Describe the common patterns that have emerged from the current convergent models
- Explain some practical strategies and techniques developed from the models
Tim Tinker, MPH, DrPH
Booz Allen Hamilton
Tim Tinker joined Booz Allen Hamilton, one of the premiere management consulting firms in the US and worldwide, as a Senior Associate. He is also the Co-Director for the Center of Excellence for Risk and Crisis Communications at Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. Before joining Booz Allen Hamilton, Tim was Senior Vice President at Widmeyer Communications, Inc. in Washington DC. While at Widmeyer, Tim provided strategic counsel and advice to Widmeyer and its clients in crisis and emergency risk communication. Dr. Tinker managed emergency and non-emergency risk communication programs in the homeland security, public health, environment, agriculture, and defense sectors. Examples include work for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Agriculture, Multi-State Partnership for Security in Agriculture, California Homeland Security and numerous state and local government agencies.
Before creating the Risk and Crisis Communication Consortium, Dr. Tinker had a long and distinguished career as a federal communicator. As Chief of Communications and Research at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), a federal public health agency and sister agency of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, he provided ongoing technical assistance and expertise to federal, State, and local agencies in a wide range of crisis and emergency risk communication issues.
- 2.00 Participation/CETulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 2.00 hour(s) of credit for completing The Role of Health Literacy in Disaster Preparedness
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