How to include marginalized groups in risk communication and community engagement
Organiser(s): Mia Marzotto, Christine Fricke

Action to control disease outbreaks and other natural hazards must engage with the knowledge, needs, and circumstances of marginalized groups - as the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates. Yet, too often, marginalized people lack accessible information that they trust about how to keep themselves and their communities safe and well. They include people who don’t speak the dominant language, who are not literate, or who lack access to different forms of communication. They face heightened risks as they may not be able to read health advice or understand weather advisories. They might also be unable to contribute important knowledge and experience to manage public health emergencies and other disaster responses in their communities. So mistrust between responders and marginalized people grows, wit ..
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