A Mixed-Methods Approach to Understanding Radiation Preparedness within Local Health Departments
  • Item type: State and Local Response Plans
  • Source: National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
  • Date posted: 20 October 2017

This report describes how local health departments (LHDs) are preparing to respond to radiation emergencies. The report findings are based on survey results and key informant interviews that were conducted in 2015. The research focused on better understanding how public ... Read More

Radiation Emergencies Media Toolkit
  • Item type: Not Specified
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Date posted: 09 April 2017

This online Radiation Emergencies media toolkit provides important content and materials in an easily accessible format to key audiences. Read More

Radiation Hazard Scale
  • Item type: Not Specified
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Date posted: 09 April 2017

As an emergency communication tool, the Radiation Hazard Scale provides a frame of reference for relative hazards of radiation, conveying meaning without using radiation measurements or units that are unfamiliar to people.  Read More

Radiation Thermometer
  • Item type: Not Specified
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Date posted: 08 April 2017

The purpose of the radiation thermometer is to put common radiation doses in perspective. This tool can help people assess their own risk in a radiation emergency. Read More

Communicating in Radiation Emergencies: Myths of Radiation
  • Item type: Webinars and Training
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Date posted: 08 April 2017

Communicating in Radiation Emergencies: Myths of Radiation introduces participants to some common myths of radiation and identifies communications strategies to combat these and other myths. The training uses Person-On-The-Street interviews to identify the myths and features a discussion between risk ... Read More

Dispelling Myths about Emergency Planning for Nuclear Power Plants
  • Item type: Not Specified
  • Source: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Date posted: 27 June 2016

This article explores and debunks 9 myths about planning for and responding to radiological emergencies in the United States. Read More

Communicating with the Public in a Radiation Disaster
  • Item type: Webinars and Training
  • Source: NARR
  • Date posted: 22 July 2015

The National Alliance for Radiation Readiness, hosted a webinar on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 2:00-3:00 pm EST discussing the ways to communicate with the public during a radiological disaster. Our presenter was Leeanna Allen, MPH, MSCHES a Health Education Specialist ... Read More

Improvised Nuclear Device Response and Recovery: Communicating in the Aftermath
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Date posted: 17 July 2013

The Improvised Nuclear Device (IND) guidance was developed as a resource for emergency responders and federal, state, local, tribal and territorial officials communicating with the public in the immediate aftermath of an IND detonation in the United States.  An interagency ... Read More

Communicating During and After a Nuclear Power Plant Incident
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: FEMA
  • Date posted: 17 July 2013

This document provides communications guidance for domestic nuclear power plant incidents, and includes background information explaining roles and responsibilities across all levels of government during a nuclear power plant incident. Read More

Health Effects Message Testing: Detonation of Improvised Nuclear Device
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Date posted: 12 June 2013

In 2009-2010, the Nuclear Detonation Response Communications Working Group, a federal interagency group of communications and radiation subject matter experts, developed key messages for affected communities, as well as the rest of the nation, to be used during the immediate ... Read More