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National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) - Communicating the Risk of Infectious Diseases in a Changing Climate

Topics: Contaminants and Hazards, Climate, Communicable & Infectious Diseases Location: General, Canada

What are effective means available to public health practitioners in communicating risk of infectious diseases to the public? When a new outbreak emerges, how can public health convey facts and risks accurately to the public and to policy makers? How are risks interpreted by various audiences?

These are examples of some of the questions that public health professionals may grapple with during a new infectious disease outbreak or re-emergence of an old one. To ensure that both the public and policy makers receive the most accurate information, the communication means and methods utilized by healthcare providers must be effective. This webinar will provide different perspectives on communicating risk in an "environment" of change: the intersection of climate change and infectious disease emergence and resurgence.

The webinar is designed with two main goals:

  1. to present a range of perspectives on good communication about risk for public health stakeholders and
  2. to allow for discussion on communication for public health, using examples that relate to emerging and resurging infectious diseases in the context of changing climate.

Webinar participants will be able to apply the speakers' information in their day-to-day engagement with the general public, other health professionals and in preparing and informing communications policy.

Presented by: The National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) and National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health (NCCEH)
Moderator: Dr. Christine Navarro
Presenters: Dr. Craig Stephen, Dr. Anne-Marie Nicole, and Dr. Negar Elmieh

Event DateMar 08, 2017
13:00 to 14:00
Posted by NCCEHFeb 14, 2017
Location TypeOnline