• Public Health Library

  • Approximately 1 hour

  • 1 Module

Working in a Joint Information Center (JIC)


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The goal of this training is to provide public health professionals with an overview of the Joint Information Center (JIC) and its purpose during a disaster. It reviews advanced risk communication and the definition of a JIC. The training discusses elements of JIC planning, functions, the knowledge and skills needed to function within a JIC, and fundamentals of writing and delivering a press release.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the purpose and functions of a Joint Information Center (JIC).
  2. Identify the key components of a JIC structure.
  3. List Public Information Officer duties and responsibilities.


  • Administrators/managers
  • Communication specialists
  • Planners
  • Rural public health professionals
  • State or local public health workers

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