Communicating with Communities in Epidemics & Pandemics:
Risk Communication and Community Engagement
RCCE Readiness Kit
Orientation Materials: RCCE for Humanitarian Actors
We recommend reviewing these items before digging into the kit itself.
In the simplest terms, risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) means involving communities to make outbreak communications as effective as possible.
RCCE helps us understand the psychological, social, and environmental factors that explain why people behave the way they do. This helps agencies and humanitarian actors to respond more effectively.
The RCCE Readiness Kit
The image below represents the progression of an outbreak response. Each phase of the response is described in a scenario, and has associated elements (emergency preparedness planning, staffing, training, messaging, etc.) For each element (shown in tabs on the left below), this kit offers suggested actions and tools to build readiness.