What is The Disaster Diaries of Rhyane Jane?
It’s the first media production of Let’s Talk Public Health, and we’re absolutely and completely excited about it. The Disaster Diaries of Rhyane Jane (DDRJ) is an edutainment web series that includes:
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.
FOX's 9-1-1 is a procedural drama series that follows the lives of police officers, firefighters, paramedics, dispatchers and other first responders in Los Angeles. Given that the show covers medical and other emergencies, there are several edutaining moments in each episode. For Stroke Awareness Month, we're highlighting this clip.
When first responders arrive on the scene of a domestic dispute, they separate the husband and wife and assess the situation and injuries. They think this is a routine incident, until the husband brings something to their attention: His wife is not British.
Are you looking for examples of how others have used spoken word to discuss public health topics? We've got you covered.
Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse
Today, I'm going to talk about one of my favorite examples of public health edutainment by a government agency to date: CDC's Zombie Preparedness.
What started off with a blog post in 2011, has turned into an ongoing campaign to engage Americans around the importance of public health preparedness. There are now posters, shirts, a graphic novella, attendance at zombie-themed races and comic book conventions, video contests and partnerships with zombie genre franchises and authors.