Hurricane Response Hub Project ECHO: Environmental Health Communication Strategies in a Public Health Emergency Event

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, cohorts 2 and 3 for this series will be postponed until June. We are working to adapt the series content to hurricanes in the age of COVID-19.

Series Description

Join us for the next Project ECHO series on active communication strategies for environmental health issues in a public health emergency event. Through the use of video conferencing technology, the Project ECHO model provides environmental health professionals opportunities to engage with subject matter experts, participate in peer-to-peer learning, and share experiences from environmental health hurricane responses.

The six-session ECHO series will support public health professionals with optimizing their public outreach, diversity engagement and use of communication media to better manage environmental health challenges.

The series will begin in June 2020. Certificates of completion will be available to participants who attend all six one-hour sessions.


The series is designed for individuals working in state, regional, or local health departments and public health or hurricane preparedness, response, or recovery organizations. Our geographic priority areas includes Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, and Puerto Rico. However, other jurisdictions/locations will be considered as space is available, so we encourage all who are interested to sign up.


Cohort 2: Tuesday’s 1:00-2:00pm ET

6/2/20: Session 1: Before, During, and After

6/16/20: Session 2: Partnerships and Stakeholders

6/30/20: Session 3: Community Outreach

7/14/20: Session 4: Cultural Awareness

7/28/20: Session 5: Breakdowns in Communications

8/11/20: Session 6: Modes of Communication


Cohort 3: Tuesday’s 1:00-2:00pm ET

6/9/20: Session 1: Before, During, and After

6/23/20: Session 2: Partnerships and Stakeholders

7/7/20: Session 3: Community Outreach

7/21/20: Session 4: Cultural Awareness

8/4/20: Session 5: Breakdowns in Communications

8/18/20: Session 6: Modes of Communication


Participant Expectations

To get the most out of the series, participants are expected to attend all six sessions and actively contribute to discussions. Participants should always join each session using both video and audio, so everyone can be seen and heard.

This project ECHO series is in partnership between the Hurricane Response Hub at NNPHI and the National Environmental Health Association.

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