Communication Resources

Pandemic Communication Planning

  • Flu.gov Risk Communications Information
  • Flu.gov Social Media Resources, including widgets, blogs, eCards and a flu vaccine locator.
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Pandemic Influenza Plan
    Supplement 10 focuses on Public Health Communications
    This website provides local and state health officials, community healthcare professionals and communications specialists with guidance to assist them in developing and implementing communication plans that support an effective public health response and help minimize anxiety, fear, and stigmatization.
  • Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication for Pan Flu
    This document was created in 2006 and updated in 2007 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides a comprehensive overview of how to communicate during crises and emergencies, with a specific tailoring toward Pandemic Flu.
  • Pandemic Influenza Resources compiled from the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy(CIDRAP)
  • Take the Lead
    This flu.gov website provide information on mobilizing businesses, faith-based organizations, and other community groups to assist in planning and responding to pandemic flu.

CDCynergy Series

CDCynergy is a multimedia CD-ROM created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that is used for planning, managing, and evaluating public health communication programs. This innovative tool is used to guide and assist users in designing health communication interventions within a public health framework. Originally created for use within the CDC, the idea of an institution-wide planning model found its way outside of the agency. CDCynergy has been adapted for use by public health professionals on a national, state, and/or local level. Examples include:

CDCYNERGY Social Marketing
This is an interactive tool to help you plan and implement social marketing programs. On it you'll find a wealth of resources, case examples showing what others have actually done, and advice to help you along the way.

Other Resources and Tools:

A crisis communication plan provides policies and procedures for the co-ordination of communications within the organization, and between the organization and any applicable outside agencies.