Effective Communication for Health

On July 28th at 6pm Pakistan (PKT)/9am US (EDT), U.S. Speaker Dan Rutz will discuss effective public health communication, especially with regards to behavior change, timely dissemination, and threat alert. Watch, ask questions, and join the discussion!


WHO Outbreak Communication Guidelines

Dan Rutz Speaker

Dan Rutz

Global Public Health Educator and Advocate

Dan Rutz is a public health consultant and adjunct faculty member at Emory University, where he teaches health communications.  Previously, he served as an Associate Director of Communication Science for the National Center for Infectious Diseases and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At the CDC, he improved public health communications around emergency and other acute events, and he served as a CNN on-air medical correspondent. Mr. Rutz has expertise in coordinating communication responses to manage influenza vaccine distribution issues, West Nile virus, SARS, and other virus outbreaks.  Working with the U.S. Government and the World Health Organization, Mr. Rutz also established an international standard for pandemic communication.