RISK COMMUNICATION AND EMERGENCY ALERTING

Unit 2 – IP

Running head: RISK COMMUNICATION AND EMERGENCY ALERTING

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Assignment Description

Create a strategy memo for communicating and educating the citizens of the community that you identified in the previous week about their risk portfolio.

Assignment Guidelines

  • Address the following in 2-3 pages:
    • Are there existing public communication programs, processes, systems, efforts, and plans in place for the purposes of public education? What are they? Explain in detail.
    • Has the effectiveness of any of these existing efforts been measured? Explain.
      • Are they effective? Why or why not?
    • What gaps currently exist? Explain in detail.
      • What programs, processes, systems, or efforts should be implemented to fill those gaps? Explain.
    • How do you measure the effectiveness of new or existing programs? Explain.
    • Many communities and states provide recommendations that outline preparedness activities that families and businesses should take. Generally, they are provided via the Internet (see Supporting Materials) and flyers.
      • What other steps can, and should emergency management officials take to encourage community preparedness? Explain in detail.
  • Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.