This month in the Digest several papers explore the uses, benefits, and limitations of new media in public health communication. Other studies examine how media news and entertainment content may shape public perceptions ofhealth risks and healthy lifestyle behaviors. Health message design and presentation is the focus of many studies. Aspects of health literacy and risk communication are discussed in others.
The June issue of the Health Communication Science Digest is available at http://www.cdc.gov/healthcommunication/ScienceDigest/index.html