TxHRH106: Communicating to the Public During a Hurricane or Other Disaster
TxHRH106: Communicating to the Public During a Hurricane or Other Disaster is sixth in a eight-course learning series.
An effective communication plan delivers a succinct message across several channels to reach a mass audience. Learn how to tailor your health and medical message and communication channels appropriately after a disaster.
Public Health, First Responders, Emergency Response and Preparedness Professionals and Healthcare Practitioners
- Identify the importance of communication during a hurricane or other disaster
- List the principals of disaster communications
- Describe how to use media/social media
- Summarize the role of public health in crisis communications
Elaine Cotton, MPH
Elaine Cotton graduated from Texas A&M University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies: Politics and Diplomacy.
She recently graduated from the Texas A&M School of Public Health with a Master of Public Health, concentrating in Environmental Health.
She interned with the Texas Health Institute in the summer of 2019 before working part-time during her last year of graduate school.
Her areas of focus include environmental health, emergency management, disaster preparedness, and occupational exposures.
She is currently pursuing a commission with the United States Navy as an Environmental Health Officer.
- 1.00 Participation/CETulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 1.00 hour(s) of credit for completing TxHRH106: Communicating to the Public During a Hurricane or Other Disaster
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