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Your Environment. Your Health.

SRP Risk Communication Strategies to Reduce Exposures and Improve Health

June 21 – 22, 2021
Virtual Workshop

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Workshop Purpose

Meeting Documents

This workshop, sponsored by the NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP), will bring together SRP grantees, partners, and colleagues to discuss strategies to communicate potential health risks with the goals of preventing and reducing exposures, and improving health.

As a function of the Community Engagement Core and Research Translation component of an SRP Center, grantees are developing strategies for effective risk communication to reduce exposures and mitigate risks to public health and the environment. As part of this workshop, SRP grantees will delve into this topic and build on lessons learned, needs, and next steps. Participants will also hear from experts in risk communication and related social science fields, who will discuss research on risk perception, social context, trust, and engagement, and experiences designing risk communication messages, evaluating impact, and adapting communication strategies for different populations.

The workshop is tailored for SRP grantees and partners but is free and open to anyone interested in attending.

This two-day workshop will cover the following risk communication topics:

  1. Engaging communities to strengthen environmental health.
  2. Advancing equity in risk communication.
  3. Designing your message and evaluating impact.
  4. Exploring the social context of risk perception.
  5. Translating research into communication tools.
  6. Reaching specific populations.

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Workshop Goals

  1. Bring together SRP grantees, partners, and related experts to discuss risk communication work in progress and opportunities for collaboration.
  2. Discuss effective risk communication strategies that may be tailored to a community's needs and successful risk communication campaigns
  3. Explore opportunities to integrate communication, social science, and community engagement to improve SRP risk communication.
  4. Discuss opportunities to move this field forward in the SRP and broader environmental health communities.


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American Disabilities Act Accommodations Requests

Individuals with disabilities who need accommodations to participate in this workshop should contact Justin Crane at voice telephone: 703-765-0060 ext. 114. TTY users should contact the Federal TTY Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Requests should be made at least five business days in advance of this meeting.


For questions about meeting content, please contact Sara Amolegbe, 984-287-4934. For logistical questions, please contact Justin Crane, 703-765-0060 ext. 114.

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