Avid Core at NEHA 2021
Avid Core co-founder Amanda Roberts, PMP presented “Reaching Out Online: Virtual Public Engagement for Environmental Justice Communities” on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) 2021 Annual Educational Conference (AEC) & Exhibition Three-Part Virtual Series.
ABSTRACT: Virtual public engagement solves many of the problems of in-person public meetings, but presents new challenges for public outreach and Environmental Justice practitioners. How can we design a virtual public engagement that allows for effective and meaningful participation of low-income, minority or hard-to-reach communities? What are the skills, tools and technologies that practitioners need? Amanda Roberts, PMP provides an overview of how to assess public outreach and Environmental Justice objectives for engagement opportunities, how to design a virtual public engagement that fits assessed criteria, and how to measure and evaluate engagement to refine or reexamine a virtual public outreach strategy.