Health risk communication is a continually emerging area of emphasis and
importance at the Army Public Health Center (APHC).
A good health risk communication strategy plays
a comprehensive part to prevent or mitigate adverse human health
outcomes related to hazardous substance exposure, environmental health issues,
natural disasters, identification and spreading of diseases, nuclear
emergencies and so much more.
It is APHC’s responsibility to
ensure that decisions are made using the best available information. The Army
community, citizen groups, health professionals, and state and local
government representatives are all unique sources of information needed to
effectively communicate about public health risks. They can provide information
concerning site background, community health concerns, demographics, land and
natural resource use, environmental contamination, environmental pathways, and
health outcomes. Information is needed from the military community at several points in
the health risk communication process. Involving the military community in the
information-gathering process makes communications more credible and sets the
stage for community participation in helping to resolve problems. Communities
need and want to be actively involved in solving problems that affect their
This site is being updated and new health risk communication resources
will be available soon!