This Toolkit Contains:
- An overview of risk communication concepts
- Steps to develop a risk communication plan and stakeholder outreach activities
- Guidance for drafting press releases and analytical result summary letters, case studies, and a risk communication plan template
- Additional tools and case studies added and updated by ITRC teams as they are developed
AND MUCH MORE!
What is Risk Communication?
The USEPA defines “risk communication” as the process of informing people about potential hazards to their person, property, or community. Risk communication is a science-based approach for communicating effectively in situations of high stress, high concern, or controversy. Effective risk communication provides people the best available scientific, public health, and environmental information about potential hazards so that they can make informed choices.