All Hazards Media Skills Workshop,

The workshop will provide students with the knowledge and skills required to effectively communicate public health information to the media, general public and stakeholders during daily activities and emergency response incidents and events. In addition, the ability to convey the necessary skills to effectively perform public information duties (e.g. news interviews, written communications). Multiple on-camera mock interviews are conducted throughout the day. Students should come prepared to participate fully throughout the day in all activities of the course.

The workshop is open to all Region I, II and III Health Department leadership, designated health public information officers, designated health spokespersons, area hospital public information staff, and other state agency and emergency response partner public information officers. The opportunity to participate in the training is by invitation through the DOH Office of Communications and the Florida Department of Health in Bay County. 

TRAVEL: Every effort has been made to limit county health department (CHD) travel expenditures by keeping the training to one day. Travel funding must be provided by individual CHD’s for their participant(s). No per diem available. Use of county vehicles is recommended; CHD is responsible for fuel, staff time costs. Each CHD Administrator/Director may approve attendance per CHD-related travel procedures as usual.

Your registration is considered to be your commitment to attend and participate fully (all day) in the workshop.  If you are unable to attend, please identify an alternate at your office who can attend and notify us as soon as possible.  

The workshop is limited to 25 participants and registration ends at close of business Tuesday, April 5, 2016. 

Once we receive your registration, you will receive an e-mail within 48 hours with a confirmation and additional information regarding the training. 

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