Risk Communication and Community Engagement Guidance (WHO): This document provides WHO checklists for risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) readiness and initial response for novel coronaviruses. Targeted to national actors, but some planning information applicable for local communicators as well.
The WHO has published an informative article on naming the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Official names have been announced for the virus responsible for COVID-19 (previously known as “2019 novel coronavirus”) and the disease it causes. The official names are:
severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2
COVID-19 Infographics & Videos for download (WHO, Regional Office for Europe): Available downloads in English, French, German, Russian, and various other languages including Arabic, Italian, Greek, Spanish and Turkish.
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Risk Communication in Disease Outbreaks – Introduction
This presentation includes an explanation of risk communication, 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 behaviours
- Pandemic non-pharmaceutical interventions
- Technical guidance
- Developing message maps
- Contextualizing messages and interventions
- Selecting channels in an outbreak context
- Multi-Modal SBC interventions.
Listen to Dr. Kristen Ali Eglinton (Co-founder and Executive Director of Footage Foundation) on the “Girlfriend We Need to Talk” podcast with Leana Delle. The inspiring social scientist believes in the power of voice to transform lives and dedicates her work to magnifying the voices of those not often heard. The founder of “girl talk girl” speaks about their footage, the theory of change and their methods.