Tag Archives: health communication

Culturally appropriate care and health education

From the AHRQ Health Innovations Exchange from August 14: The featured Innovations describe three programs that provided culturally and linguistically appropriate health care and education to specific target populations. The programs include one that delivered a community-based, culturally tailored education … Continue reading

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Patient engagement is the key

From the Health Affairs Blog: Everywhere outside of health care, the consumer is in the driver’s seat. From Angie’s List to Yelp to Uber, consumers have never had more tools, and more ability, to get what they want and need. … Continue reading

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Clinical-community relationships as a pathway to improve health – Webinar from AHRQ

From the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ): AHRQ is sponsoring a webinar on how clinical-community relationships can enhance health care delivery. It will provide an overview of recent efforts on these relationships and the need for measures to evaluate … Continue reading

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Teachers as Internet celebrities?

From the School of Public Health’s Mind the Science Gap (summer edition): It is a truth universally acknowledged that lazy (read: efficient) students will find ways to use new technologies to get their homework done faster, and certainly this has … Continue reading

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Talking female circumcision out of existence

From the Fixes blog at the New York Times: Like every other girl of her era in her part of southern Ethiopia — and most girls in the country — Bogaletch Gebre was circumcised. In some regions girls are circumcised … Continue reading

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School, community-based intervention programs can prevent childhood obesity

From the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ): Combining diet and physical activity interventions showed benefit in reducing the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children when used in a variety of home, school, and community settings, according to … Continue reading

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New Health Communication Science Digest available

This month in the Digest several papers explore the uses, benefits, and limitations of new media in public health communication. Other studies examine how media news and entertainment content may shape public perceptions ofhealth risks and healthy lifestyle behaviors. Health message design and presentation is the focus of many … Continue reading

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Fight or flight: The body’s stress response part 1

From our friends at Mind the Science Gap: Like any system, it’s important to first understand how it was meant to function before really appreciating how it breaks down. The stress-response is a perfect example of a system that was … Continue reading

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There’s a fly in my tweets: How social media can help catch food-poisoning outbreaks

From the Gray Matter blog at the New York Times: Many important public health questions are difficult and costly to answer. What kind of risks do highly localized sources of pollution, like dry cleaners that use volatile chemicals, pose to … Continue reading

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More fun with risk: Micromorts, or Your Guide to Living Longer

Our friends at Risk Bites have puts together a playlist of their favorites non-Risk Bites videos.   Enjoy!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLmBJ4_5eG4&list=PL754C8308270FE9C3

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