Twitter as a potential disaster risk reduction tool. part IV: Competency-based education and training guidelines to promote community resiliency

Violet Yeager, Guy Paul Cooper, Frederick M. Burkle, Italo Subbarao

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Twitter can be an effective tool for disaster risk reduction but gaps in education and training exist in current public health and disaster management educational competency standards. Eleven core public health and disaster management competencies are proposed that incorporate Twitter as a tool for effective disaster risk reduction. Greater funding is required to promote the education and training of this tool for those in professional schools and in the current public health and disaster management workforce.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPLoS Currents
Issue numberDISASTERS
Publication statusPublished - Jun 29 2015
Externally publishedYes



  • Communications
  • Competencies
  • Disaster risk reduction
  • Health informatics
  • Prevention and preparedness
  • Public health
  • Resiliency
  • Social media
  • Twitter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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