Risk communication for influenza events (English/Français/Español)
(English/Français/Español) Risk communication, including community engagement and social mobilisation, is a core capacity for emergency response that all countries should have in order to respond to heath threats. It is an essential component of an effective response to a health threat such as pandemic and seasonal influenza.
Self-paced
Language: English

Course information


Overview: Risk communication, including community engagement and social mobilization, is a core capacity for emergency response that all countries should have in order to respond to heath threats. It is an essential component of an effective response to a health threat such as pandemic and seasonal influenza.

The materials are in three languages: English, French and Spanish.

Please choose the video lecture on Risk Communication for Influenza Events in your preferred language and watch it.

Learning objective: By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • list the core ideas and principles for emergency risk communication for an influenza event;
  • explain why facts are not enough to communicate risk; and
  • describe steps to take to prepare for risk communication.

Course duration: Approximately 1 hour.

Certificates: No certificate available at this time.

Course contents


  • Risk communication for influenza events (EN):

    This introductory presentation is adjusted in particular for influenza events. The principles apply to any outbreak and health emergency context.
  • Communication sur les risques lors des événements grippaux (FR):

    Version française
  • Comunicación de riesgos ante incidentes de gripe (ES):

    Versión española

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