Health Communication Science Digest – April 2013
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent this bulletin at 05/06/2013 09:10 AM EDT
The April issue of Health Communication Science Digest (HCSD or Digest) is now available at http://www.cdc.gov/healthcommunication/ScienceDigest/index.html
This month in the Digest are discussions of several new ideas and methodologies scholars are generating to better evaluate social media user-generated content and metrics. Other works examine user behaviors and responses to new media channels (e.g., online communities, video games). Health communication messaging is the focus of several studies. The accuracy and credibility of health content via media outlets is also analyzed. You will find studies of the efficacy of written health information and others exploring intercultural differences in health message and health literacy responses.
Also in the Digest this month you will find an article by our CDC colleagues both past (Della and Bernhardt) and present (Griffin and Eroglu) examining health related content in African-American blogs. Congratulations to all!
Please remember that you can access all issues of the “Health Communication Science Digest” series online via the searchable Health Communication Science Digest Archive.
We hope that you find the Health Communication Science Digest useful and invite you to provide us with feedback for improvement. Please send us articles that you would like to share with others—articles you or your colleagues have published or found useful.
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We wish you much success in your public health work!
Associate Director for Communication Science
Office of the Associate Director for Communication
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA