Part of health communication is working with unexpected, non-traditional partners to share health messages in innovative and engaging ways. The “Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World” exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is just that. This novel exhibit communicates about infectious disease outbreaks to the public using interactive multimedia and gamification.
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The digital space is evolving. That means that we, as public health communication professionals, need to evolve too. Keeping up with new developments and advances in technology will be key in maximizing our reach to our target audiences. The Tech + Health Comm blog post for June discusses voice technology and how health-related brands/organizations can optimize for voice search. If you haven't already, also check out the previous Tech + Health Comm post on virtual reality, augmented reality, and 360-degree content.
These technologies are still burgeoning. As they advance and as new features and uses emerge, so do potential opportunities to reach target audiences with public health content. Let's not miss out!
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