2016 Heatwave Communications Resource Kit – The Elderly and People with a Disability
This resource kit includes a suite of communication resources targeting the Elderly and those with a Disability. They aim to raise awareness of the health impacts arising from heatwaves and of the key actions that can be taken to `Beat the Heat’ by this particular target audience.
- Beat the Heat Poster
- Beat the Heat Information Flyer
- Webpage content
- Social Media content
- Newsletter Articles
- Scripts for Community Service Announcements
- Medication Impacts Poster
- Medication Impacts Information Flyer
- E-mail alerts
- Text Alerts
- Urine Colour Chart Poster (Are you Drinking Enough?)
- Beat the Heat Logo
Resources have been developed for three different alert levels:
Stage 1 Alert: General Awareness – seek to raise general community awareness of heatwave / extreme heat impacts and preparedness and would be issued periodically during the lead up to and during summer.
Stage 2 Alert: Heatwave / Extreme Heat Conditions Forecast – for issuing in the days preceding a forecast heatwave / extreme heat event to encourage preparatory action by the target audience.
Stage 3 Alert: Heatwave / Extreme Heat Conditions Occurring – for issuing during a heatwave / extreme heat event to encourage immediate and direct action by the target audience to protect health and safety.
- Hunter New England Local Health District
- Central Coast Local Health District
- Australian Red Cross