The 2018 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting is in a few days, and we cannot wait! It’s not just the location (the beautiful San Diego) that’s got us stoked, but it’s also the sessions.
Here are some of the health communication, social and digital media, health informatics information technology, and social marketing sessions that we’re planning to attend.
HOW TO USE THE SESSION LIST -- Look up the numbers for the sessions you'd like to attend on the APHA Annual Meeting online program or mobile app and add them to your agenda: https://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual/schedule. This way, you'll be notified if the locations and/or times have changed.
From the Field: The State of Black Health 2018 and the 2018 National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing & Media
We’re recapping two 2018 health conferences: the State of Black Health (SBH), hosted by NAATPN and partners, and the National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media (NCHCMM), hosted by CDC and partners.
There were great nuggets of knowledge being dropped at both. We were so inspired, that we wanted to share a post summarizing key takeaways for health communication professionals.
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.
In recognition of Children’s Book Week and Reading is Fun Week, we wanted to share some of our favorite infectious disease reads. Future epidemiologists, this list is for you.
Are you looking for examples of how others have used spoken word to discuss public health topics? We've got you covered.
Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault
For Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, we’re adding Speak to the Let’s Talk Public Health Movie List. Speak tells the story of teenager Melinda Sordino. Before the start of her freshman year of high school, Melinda attends an end-of-summer house party with her friends. While at the party, she meets a senior. They spend time together, talking and dancing. The night almost seems magical, until it turns into a nightmare for Melinda. She calls the police to the house that night, busting the party. But she leaves without reporting what happened to her. As students flee the party, Melinda’s friends find each other and drive off without her, leaving Melinda to walk home alone, disheveled with her shoes in her hands.
If your brand were a poem, what would it say? What emotions would it invoke? I had this thought while reading poetry during my morning commute. I was--pun-intended--at the intersection of poetry and branding.
Welcome to LTPH This or That?, the blog series where we talk about public health marketing and communication messages and assets, when we think they work best and why.
In this edition of This or That?, we’re looking at animated GIFs, specifically those from the #FluTip series posted by @CDCFlu on Twitter. But, before we get into the nitty-gritty, let's check the performance of GIFs on Twitter and best practices for using them.
In recognition of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, let’s talk about HPV and the ad campaign that first introduced the HPV vaccine to the world.
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This blog exists solely because the world of public health communication and marketing is vast and ever-changing. And I don't know about you, but sometimes I just need to get things on paper to make sense of it all. In a world where the digital/virtual space is becoming more and more seamless with reality and where technology continues to advance how we collect, process, use and share information, we have to do what we can to keep up with change. This blog is an attempt to keep pace, and to also build and explore new paths.
I've been working as a public health professional for 5 years--mainly on federal health communication, social marketing, and product development projects--and in that short span, the communication landscape has shifted. With the introduction and expansion of different tech and tools, how do we best reach the people we'd like to reach? And how do we get our messages to stick? The goal with this site is to promote the exchange of ideas, experiences, observations, thoughts, findings, etc. I hope you visit often, not only to read, but to also share! Together, we can make sense of it all.
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Monique Thornton, MPH