We wish you all Happy Holidays! and thought we’d give you a gift: The December issue of Health Communication Science Digest (HCSD or Digest) is now available at http://www.cdc.gov/
In the Digest this month several authors report on health communication intervention design and evaluation (Biroscak, et al.; Crombie, et al.; Resnicow, et al.; van Zyl, et al.). Writers examining health message design factors discuss both anecdotes (Ricketts) and visual imagery (Juszczyk, et al.; Zhoa, et al.). The expanding role of new media health messaging (Freeman, et al.; Liang, et al; Merchant, et al.) and several perspectives health message design factors health messaging via traditional media (Clinton-McHarg, et al.; Lambert & Wu; Suran, et al.) are also detailed. Additionally, aspects of health literacy(Franzen, et al.; Ng & Omariba; Victorson, et al.) are discussed.
Please remember that you can access all issues of the “Health Communication Science Digest” series online via the searchable Health Communication Science Digest Archive.
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We wish you much success and joy in your public health work in the New Year!
Associate Director for Communication Science
Office of the Associate Director for Communication
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA