This is a learning community for participants in the National Diabetes Education Program's How to Make Health Communication Work for Your Program course.
Latest Activity: Sep 18, 2014
Welcome to the learning community for Making Health Communication Work for Your Program! You can now take this complete course online through the Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center (DTTAC). To take the complete course, go to the Products & Tools pageof the DTTAC website and click Making Health Communication Strategies Work for Your Program. Watch the video for each module, link back to this page in phConnect, and click on the corresponding pages below for additional resources and activities for each module. Then be sure to join the conversation by asking questions and leaving comments. We hope you enjoy this dynamic course!
What do you think of when you hear “health communication”? Media campaigns? Working with the news media? Brochures? Health communication is much more. Watch the TedTalk video by Sendhil Mullainathan in Module 1. In it he discusses "last mile problems" which are problems where effective solutions exist, but the challenge is persuading people to change their behavior. This video places health communication in a context where it is part of a comprehensive approach to move people towards changing their behavior.
Done well, health communication is both a creative and a scientific process that motivates individuals, influences health care systems and impacts policy and environmental change. This engaging and interactive course will give you a framework for planning and evaluating your health communication activities that is grounded in the day-to-day realities of your diabetes prevention and control work. You will leave with the knowledge, skills and resources needed to implement effective health communication strategies in all of your work.
What topics will be covered?
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
Hello,I am working on a campaign to educate people in Nebraska on their diabetes risk and what they can do to prevent it. …Continue
Started by Andrea Riley. Last reply by Alexis Williams Feb 23, 2012.
Some interesting data from the Pew Internet and American Life project.Continue
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Started by Alexis Williams Feb 14, 2012.
NCI has relseased a workbook called "Making Data Talk" designed to help public health practioners communicate data to the general public. It provides practical suggestions and examples for…Continue
Started by Alexis Williams Dec 7, 2011.
In this video, Thomas Goetz discusses the importance of presenting health information in a way that people can understand it and act upon it. How can we present information in ways that feel more…Continue
Started by Alexis Williams. Last reply by Andrea Riley Dec 7, 2011.