Health Communication Science Digest -- April 2014Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent this bulletin at 04/28/2014 03:31 PM EDT
The April issue of Health Communication Science Digest (HCSD or Digest) is now available athttp://www.cdc.gov/healthcommunication/ScienceDigest/index.html
This month we congratulate our CDC colleagues Madeline Y. Sutton, Sarah M. Lasswell, Yzette Lanier, and Kim S. Miller (all DHPSE/ NCHHSTP)! In their work, which appears in the Journal of Adolescent Health, Sutton et al. provide a systematic review of parent-child communication interventions about sex targeting African-American and Hispanic/Latino audience segments. They conclude that these communication interventions can effectively reduce sexual risk for youth and improve sexual health outcomes.
Also in the Digest this month: Several other papers report on public health interventions (Coppola & Camus; Khalil & Rintamaki; Ling et al.; Nollen et al.). The role that trust in public health organizationsplays in health message reception is examined in two papers (Friemuth et al.; Lachlan et al.). Health message design considerations are discussed by several (Bell et al.; Frew et al.; Niederdeppe, Lee, et al.; Niederdeppe, Shapiro, et al.; Setodji et al.). Aspects of both crisis and risk communication (Frisby et al.; Glik et al.) and audience targeting and tailoring (Alden et al.; Skov-Ettrup et al.) are reported. And, a special report highlighting traditional and social media use among students in 6th through 12th grades is included.
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Associate Director for Communication Science
Office of the Associate Director for Communication
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Health Communication Science Digest
Moving science-based knowledge into application is recognized as a top priority to achieve and enhance public health impact. Science-based knowledge that can inform health communication practice emerges from diverse disciplinary areas (e.g., advertising, communication, epidemiology, marketing, psychology). The diversity of resources and the high volume of publications in these areas create significant challenges for those wishing to follow the scientific literature in health communication and marketing.
To address this challenge, the Science Team in the Office of the Associate Director for Communication created Health Communication Science Digest (HCSD). The HCSD series is designed to enhance awareness of emerging health communication and marketing scientific knowledge by providing you easy access to recently published articles and reports with particular relevance for the public health communication community.
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