martes, 5 de enero de 2016

Health Communication Science Digest -- December 2015

The December issue of Health Communication Science Digest (HCSD or Digest) is now available at, we wish you a wonderful and productive 2016 filled with many public health communication accomplishments.
This month the Digest contains many articles that examine various message design issues (Della et al.; Mayweg-Paus and Jucks; Nan et al.; Taylor et al.; van der Linden et al.; Zhang et al.;). In addition, Bass et al. utilize a relatively novel perceptual mapping method to generate implications for targeting messages. Sutton et al. discuss issues that need to be considered for Twitter messages.
The digest presents a study on health information seeking and its consequences (Lee et al.). Schaefer et al. investigate the quality of health information and claims on food products. Descriptive studies investigating public’s awareness of and beliefs about health topics and the role of communication channels are also included (Agurs-Collins et al.; Blake et al.; Weiner et al.).
In addition, reviews of health communication interventions are also reported in the Digest (Frerichs et al.; Shimazaki and Takenaka). Chadwick provides suggestions for how communication scholars can address climate change and its health effects.
A variety of other topics round up this month’s Digest. Health literacy is addressed by Delgado et al. and Johnston et al. Reblin et al. present strategies for collecting longitudinal communication data; and Willoughby investigates the users of sexual health text message services.
Please remember, when sharing the “Health Communication Science Digest” with colleagues working outside the CDC, point them to the HCSD internet version located on the Gateway for Health Communication & Marketing Practice
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.
Please send your comments and questions to
Doğan Eroğlu
Associate Director for Communication Science
Office of the Associate Director for Communication
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

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