Public Health Emergency Risk Communication and Social Media Reactions to an Errant Warning of a Ballistic Missile Threat — Hawaii, January 2018

Hanscom, Donald H., Jr.

This study addresses how social media can be an effective tool to send urgent messages during a public health emergency. According to the study, public health practitioners need to improve messaging during emergency risk communications to address the public’s needs during each phase of an unfolding crisis to protect and save lives. Listed below is a link to the study which was featured in the Centers for Disease Control’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report for the week of February 22, 2019.

Link to study: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/68/wr/mm6807a2.htm