The July issue of Health Communication Science Digest (HCSD or Digest) is now available athttp://www.cdc.gov/
This month, the Digest contains many articles that examine various message design issues (Arpan et al., Harrington et al., McQueen et al., Richards et al.,; Lee and Cameron; Lochbuehler et al.).
Articles covering various aspect of the health communication response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa are also included in the Digest: Bedrosian et al. summarize broad risk communication activities; Fung et al., report on a systematic review of social media use; and Ihekweazu looks at the news coverage of the outbreaks.
Four of the articles report studies that can contribute to various health communication evaluation efforts (Alpert et al., Barbrook-Johnson et al., Davis et al., Hall et al.).
Articles in the Digest also cover several other topics. Aldoory reports on the status of health literacyresearch; Namkoong et al., investigate the differential effects of message reception when coupled with social interaction when compared with message reception alone; and Kononova et al., report findings from a study concerning health information processing. In addition, Lin and Dutta report a study of channel complementarity; and Yun et al., present findings from a study using Twitter for agenda setting.
The article by Mackert et al., reports on the evaluation of a training on grant writing and is likely to have value especially for junior health communication researchers.
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