New issue of Health Communication Science Digest

From the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC): The November issue of Health Communication Science Digest (HCSD or Digest) is now available at http://intranet.cdc.gov/od/oc/hcse/hcsd. This month in the Digest there are several papers reporting new strategies and approaches for public health communication messaging (Appel & Mara; Chung & Slater; Gollust et al.; McKay-Nesbitt et … Continue reading New issue of Health Communication Science Digest

Promoting oral health

From the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA): Three new publications are available from the HRSA Information Service. Promoting Oral Health in Schools: A Resource Guide (2nd Edition) MCH00440   Designed to help health professionals, program administrators, educators, researchers, policymakers, parents, & others working in school settings prevent disease & promote oral health in children … Continue reading Promoting oral health

Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): About Communication (Week of November 25, 2013)

This past week saw several events and Twitter chats which included sub-conversations about the impacts of communication. This was communication in patient care, in education, in libraries, and even the research of conversation analysis and the rhetoric of communicating. Where was this all happening? The Annual Convention for the National Council of Teachers of English … Continue reading Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): About Communication (Week of November 25, 2013)

New YouTube channel from AHRQ

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s new YouTube channel, AHRQ HealthIT highlights successful health information technology (IT) projects that focus on ways to enhance quality measurement, preventive care and medication management. These videos provide insights for health services researchers, health care providers, and patient advocates on how AHRQ research supports the use of health IT to … Continue reading New YouTube channel from AHRQ

Public Response to Alerts and Warnings Using Social Media – New from NAP

Public Response to Alerts and Warnings Using Social Media:  Report of a Workshop on Current Knowledge and Research Gaps has just been published by the National Academies Press. Following an earlier NRC workshop on public response to alerts and warnings delivered to mobile devices, a related workshop was held on February 28 and 29, 2012 … Continue reading Public Response to Alerts and Warnings Using Social Media – New from NAP

New edition of health Communication Digest available

  Seth Noar introduces an Audience-Channel-Message-Evaluation (ACME) framework for health communication campaigns. Three studies highlight the negative impact of unhealthy mass media messages. Smoking is the focus of all three studies. Glantz et al. observe a substantial increase in onscreen smoking in youth-rated movies. Shandel et al. find that exposure to prosmoking messages is associated with acute changes in future smoking … Continue reading New edition of health Communication Digest available

Using Science as Evidence in Public Policy – New from NAP

From the National Academies Press: Using Science as Evidence in Public Policy encourages scientists to think differently about the use of scientific evidence in policy making. This report investigates why scientific evidence is important to policy making and argues that an extensive body of research on knowledge utilization has not led to any widely accepted … Continue reading Using Science as Evidence in Public Policy – New from NAP

Health in a Hair Salon: Outreach Project Rooted in Beauty Shop

From the National Library of Medicine: MaFlo's Beauty Salon in Georgetown, SC, population 8,441, is a compact 20-by-20-foot wooden-frame building with a newly erected sign in front that reads: "MaFlo's Hairstyles & Designs by Marilynn--Health Awareness Team."  In front, as you enter, are three hair drying chairs with portraits of clients on the walls above; … Continue reading Health in a Hair Salon: Outreach Project Rooted in Beauty Shop