Risk Communication
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This course includes one lesson that highlight eight risk communications mistakes. The session speaker is risk communications expert, Dr. Peter Sandman, PhD and is introduced by Minnesota State Epidemiologist, Ruth Lynfield, MD. CSTE has adapted the recorded webinar (from 1/11/2022) into an online course with one lesson. 

Risk Communication Mistakes

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify eight risk communication mistakes
  2. Describe the consequences of risk communication mistakes
  3. Identify strategies to mitigate risk communication errors

Dr. Sandman graciously donated his time and expertise to provide this training for CSTE members.


  • 3.2 – Communication Skills – Applies principles of risk communication
  • 4.3 – Community Partnership Skills – Participates in emergency management for public health emergencies