Risk Communication Tools
As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency pursues its mission to protect human health and the environment, EPA staff practice risk communication every day. Effectively communicating science and potential health risk is one of the most important jobs we have.
The tools that support EPA's risk communication framework, The SALT Framework, continue to be built and those resources will be available below.
The videos below provide additional information about essential elements of The SALT Framework.
Taking an Audience First Approach
EPA is finalizing a series of case studies which will show the SALT Framework in action, highlighting the specific challenges, successses and lessons learned from our risk communication and engagement efforts. Case studies will be added to this section as they are completed.
The SALT Framework applied to the Flooded Homes research project enabled the team to conduct research to understand our audience so that we could provide assistance and guidance that was valuable for individuals who had experienced flooding in their homes.
Mercury in Texas Elementary School
While applying principles from the SALT Framework, EPA sought to improve public health in the community through accurate and actionable information about the risks, and the actions EPA was taking to protect public health.