Topic: Health communication

Health Communication Needs to Change

May 15, 2015
Vaccination

Most health communications strategies focus on disseminating factual information. The problem is getting people to take action, and providing facts alone doesn’t work.

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Changing Hospital and Health Communication Can Help Contain Ebola and other Diseases

Oct. 23, 2014
Changing Hospital and Health Communication Can Help Contain Ebola and other Diseases

What happened in Dallas recently is something the U.S. health system had spent the past six months preparing. Consequently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed a checklist for evaluating possible Ebola patients and distributed it to health care providers across the country.

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Sensationalized Ebola Coverage Should Not be Part of the Story

Aug. 13, 2014
Sensationalized Ebola Coverage Should Not be Part of the Story

There is an old adage in journalism that "if it bleeds, it leads," meaning stories about violence and death often get the most prominent coverage.

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Former CDC Marketing Director to Lead New Center for Health Communication

March 19, 2014

Jay M. Bernhardt, former director of the National Center for Health Marketing at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has been named founding director of The University of Texas at Austin Moody College of Communication's new Center for Health Communication.

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Affordable Care Act Expert Guide

Sept. 27, 2013

Nursing, Aging, and Insurance

Tracie Harrison
Associate Professor, School of Nursing
APSA Health and Aging Policy Fellow, 2011-2012
512-471-9085

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