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Topic 2.2 Developing Ways to Communicate with Community Members


Some community members have just learned that hazardous chemicals have been found in well water from private wells in the area. The state environmental agency collected well water samples and has the results of the analyses of the samples. The health assessor has information about the chemicals that were found. Some community members know that some of the wells containing chemicals are not in use at this time.

After the public health assessment team gathers this information and organizes it, what communication methods would be effective in providing the information to people in the community?

From the list below, select the methods that would be good methods to use. Then click on the View Correct Selections link to check your answers.

  • Fact Sheets
  • One-on-one meetings
  • Notice in the post office
  • Letters to individuals
  • Posting the information only on ATSDR’s web site

View Correct Solutions

The methods that might be effective in providing the information to people in the community are checkmark

checkmark fact sheets

checkmark one-on-one meetings

checkmark letters to individuals

The following methods would not be appropriate in providing the information to the people in the community.

x mark notice in the post office

x mark posting the information only on ATSDR’s Web site.