WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division has hired the risk communications practice at Widmeyer Communications.
Widmeyer will be developing a comprehensive risk communications model and risk communications materials for IHLSEM’s use in planning for and responding to agriculture disease and other agro-security emergencies. IHLSEM is collaborating with agencies in 10 other agricultural states as part of the Multi-State Partnership for Security in Agriculture to develop and implement interstate agro-security planning initiatives and model asset protection for the food supply chain under a grant received from the United States Department of Homeland Security.
In addition to its work with IHLSEM, Widmeyer is developing risk communications programs for the EPA surrounding radiation exposure and for the Hong Kong Department of Health surrounding SARS. The agency is also working with the Mississippi Department of Health on its statewide bioterrorism campaign.