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Healthy Citizen Communication

This group enables cross-agency dialogue regarding the dissemination of health-related messaging to the public, including the creation of a document that highlights best practices, lesson learned and recommendations/templates.

Members: 131
Latest Activity: Jul 22

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FoodRisC - public communication on food risks and benefits

Started by Adrian Moss. Last reply by Adrian Moss Aug 3, 2010. 6 Replies

Can you help please? We are looking for examples of policy and best practice of using social media as a communication/education/advice platform to the public and other interested parties on issues of…Continue

Tags: social media, food, food safety

New event this summer: Plain Talk in Complex Times - July in Alexandria

Started by Paula C. Simpson. Last reply by Paula C. Simpson Jul 15, 2010. 2 Replies

Interested in plain language communication?  Messaging around health care reform changes?  Using social media to communicate to consumers?  Join us for The Center for Health Literacy's Plain Talk in…Continue

Tags: plain language, health literacy, conference, Alexandria

Online Digital Publishing?

Started by Andy Riesenberg. Last reply by Andy Riesenberg Jul 6, 2010. 2 Replies

Has anyone ever used an online digital publishing platform called Issuu? ( I really like the newspaper-style functionality (see examples:…Continue

How does your organization review health education materials?

Started by Heather Heater. Last reply by Heather Heater Jun 3, 2010. 4 Replies

My program is embarking on a daunting process – the review of our vast collection of health education materials we have available for clients. I would appreciate some insight into how your…Continue

Tags: health promotion, healthy communication, health education materials

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Comment by Karla Palmer on January 17, 2012 at 3:34pm

Call for Speakers /Speaker Recommendations on Health Communication

Im looking to hold a webinar on developing persuasive health communications tools. How to craft persuasive, culturally and literacy-level appropriate messages that will influence an audience. Webinar will be approximately 90 minutes in length with Q&A.  The target audience for the webinars is health care professionals and others implementing community-based health initiatives.


Any suggestions? Please email Karla at

Comment by Andrew Krzmarzick on November 28, 2011 at 8:21am

Jeffrey Levy from the EPA has shared some of their lessons learned from crisis communications (Japanese earthquake and tsunami) in this blog post:

Thought you might like it and/or have something to add.

Comment by Carla Briceno on August 23, 2011 at 3:54pm

Medline Plus en español - Reaching Latinos with High-Quality Health Information -
Please join us for the next Reaching Latinos Online Meetup - September 8 at 6pm

This is a free event with lots of networking, learning, good food and drinks! Look forward to seeing you there.

Comment by Andrew Krzmarzick on June 17, 2011 at 9:51am

Great example of Health Communication here - using the Hangover movies!

American Heart Association campaign re: CPR...

Comment by Andrew Krzmarzick on May 25, 2011 at 8:26am

Have you heard of Elude - a new game designed to help people overcome depression:

Opens up a discussion about health literacy, too:

"Elude is designed for the clinical setting, as part of a psycho-education package for friends and family of those living with depression. As I sat imagining this play out between clinician, client and family, my mind wandered to health literacy and realized that this type of education doesn’t fit in our current definitions. According to Healthy People health literacy is “the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services to make appropriate health decisions.” What about the ability to empathize with others’ and their health struggles?"

Comment by Gregory Butera on May 19, 2011 at 10:08am

If you haven't seen this yet, CDC posted a page on how to survive the Zombie Apocalypse. And it is trending on twitter right now. 

Brilliant use of Social Media: tweets plan in case of apocalypse:

Comment by Andrew Krzmarzick on February 15, 2011 at 3:54pm

Great summary of the Health 2.0 Code-a-Thon here:

Comment by Kate Lilja Lohnes on February 7, 2011 at 6:15pm

Hi all! I just posted a video that highlights Salt Lake City's "Care to Clear the Air" initiative, which empowers resident to utilize alternative transit to help clear the air during our winter "inversion" season.

Because our fair city sits in a mountain valley, we face some of the worst air quality in the nation for PM2.5 and ozone with over 50% of our air pollution coming from motor vehicles. Not surprisingly, this is a serious health issue for our residents - especially the young, old and those with chronic health problems.

We're tapping into Community-Based Social Marketing models to help us in our quest for sustained behavior change. Love to hear about other programs!



Comment by Andrew Krzmarzick on October 27, 2010 at 9:05am
Have you heard of the "LAUNCH:Health" project being spearheaded by NASA? They have some great, innovative ideas:
Comment by Lauren Modeen on October 15, 2010 at 3:16pm
Fantastic resource created by... the CDC! The Health Communicator's Social Media Toolkit -

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