The September issue of Health Communication Science Digest (HCSD or Digest) is now available at http://www.cdc.gov/
This month we celebrate publications by several of our CDC colleagues! Cynthia Baur(OADC/OCS) and Chris Prue (NCEZID/OD) published “The CDC Clear Communication Index is a new evidence-based tool to prepare and review health information” in Health Promotion Practice. Angela Dunbar (NCEZID/DHQP), Eric Tai(NCCDPHP/DCPC/CCCB), and Lisa Richardson (NCBDDP/DBD) coauthored “Preventing infections during cancer treatment” in Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing. Donatus Ekwueme (NCCDPHP/DCPC/EASB), Cindy Gelb (NCCDPHP/DCPC/OD), and Sun Rim(NCCDPHP/DCPC/EASB) coauthored “Analysis of the benefits and costs of a national campaign to promote colorectal cancer screening: CDC’s Screen for Life—national colorectal cancer action campaign” in Health Promotion Practice, And Denise Levis(NCBDDD/DBDDD/PRB) and Betsy Mitchell (NCBDDD/OD/HCSO) coauthored with Lynch “Understanding women’s preconception health goals: Audience segmentation strategies for a preconception health campaign” in Social Marketing Quarterly. Congratulations to all for these informative works!
Also in the Digest this month are reports of innovative research (Harris, et al.; Knowlden & Sharma; Luchman, et al.; Smith, et al.; Young, et al.)on new media and health, involving issues such as foodborne illness identification, pediatric obesity prevention, and HIV prevention. Studies of mass media message effects on health (Beaudoin; Feldman, et al.; Kim, et al.), health literacy (Ownby, et al.; Shoemaker, et al.), and health information dissemination (Friedman, et al.; Gubrium, et al.; Walkosz, et al.) are also reported. And, several studies examine health message design factors (Bekalu & Eggermont; Cornelis, et al.; Go, et al.; Park & Cameron).
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