NAME VCEHP 110: Risk Communication Basics for Environmental Health Professionals
COURSE STARTS Open Enrollment
COURSE ENDS 7 weeks to complete from date of registration
CONTACT HOURS 1
COURSE DESCRIPTION Risk communication is the art and science of helping people to exchange information and understand how they may be affected by hazards. Risk assessment is a process used to identify hazards, determine the likelihood and magnitude of those hazards occurring and finding ways of eliminating or controlling the hazards. This course will help environmental health professionals in the interactive process of information exchange with the communities they serve. It will also help them understand how to identify solutions and respond to public concerns. After completing this course, users will be able to describe the difference between risk assessment and risk communication, understand the public’s perception of relative risks, interpret information, encourage people to take legitimate risks seriously and calm public concerns and apply strategies and tactics that will help people protect themselves.