School Emergency Public Information and Warning/Information Sharing

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Schools have a high-priority goal of ensuring safety at all times, but they are especially challenged to do so during public health emergencies such as severe weather events, active-shooter incidents, and disease outbreaks. Public health and education agencies do not have uniform systems to simultaneously and rapidly communicate emergency information to all local school systems, but school systems look to these agencies for timely information in immediately usable formats. This project advances our understanding of effective risk and crisis communication by schools.


This project includes: (1) a systematic analysis of public health emergency plans, policies, protocols, and messages; (2) a survey with school personnel; and (3) focus groups with school personnel. 


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