Risk Communication

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Be first, be right, be credible. That’s the mantra for crisis communication. Whenever a crisis occurs, communicators must to be ready to provide information to help people make the best possible decisions for their health and well-being.

Learn about CDC’s process for planning and conducting crisis and emergency risk communication.


Crisis & Emergency Risk Communication (CERC)

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Emergency Partners Information Connection (EPIC)

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15 Years of Public Health Emergency Preparedness

Click Here for the CDC YouTube Emergency Preparedness and Response channel.

Page last reviewed: December 18, 2019