Communicating Public Health: Message Design Strategies to Promote Awareness and Action to Address the Social Determinants of Health

Presenter: Jeff Niederdeppe, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Cornell University Date: October 28th, 2014 Description: Dr. Niederdeppe discusses discuss public health advocates can use message framing, narratives and visual imagery to shape public opinion and debate on the social conditions that shape the health and well-being of populations   Click on the appropriate button to begin. I do…

Engaging Across Sectors and Disciplines to Build Community and Capacity for Health Equity

Presenter: Renata Schiavo, PhD, MA, CCL Founding President and Board of Director Member, Health Equity Initiative Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Description: Disparities in health and healthcare are connected to population health and affect the delivery, access and quality of care, especially for vulnerable populations. There are…

Exploring Cross-Cultural Communication

The foundation of our “Communicate to Make a Difference” series. Learn about the iceberg.
(Launched: September 2004, Reviewed: August 2015*)

Health Literacy & Public Health: Introduction

Learn about the four domains of health literacy and the consequences of low health literacy in public health.
(Launched: August 2006, Reviewed: August 2015*)

Health Literacy & Public Health: Strategies for Addressing Low Health Literacy

Explore the barriers to effective public health communication and practical tips to improve your communication skills.
(Launched: August 2006, Reviewed: August 2015)

Health Literacy: What is it? Why does it matter to health disparities? What can you do about it to advance health equity?

Gretchen Van Wye, PhD, MA, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau of Vital Statistics, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Practicing Cross-Cultural Communication: Community Health Worker Program

The practical application of the ten communication strategies presented in “Exploring.” Share your ideas and read what others have contributed.
(Launched: January 2006, Reviewed: August 2015*)

Practicing Cross-Cultural Communication: Flood

The practical application of the ten communication strategies, “Flood” follows the development of a regional flood evacuation plan that includes a very large migrant worker community.
(Launched: June 2010, Reviewed: August 2015*)

Practicing Cross-Cultural Communication: Hepatitis A Outbreak

The practical application of the ten communication strategies presented in “Exploring.” Share your ideas and read what others have contributed.
(Launched: November 2005, Reviewed: August 2015*)

Practicing Cross-Cultural Communication: The Bamboo Dragon

The practical application of the ten communication strategies presented in “Exploring.” Share your ideas and read what others have contributed.
(Launched: November 2005, Reviewed: August 2015*)

Strategies to Advance Health Equity: How Health Departments Can Grow a Healthy Public Food Sector

Content Experts: Nicholas Freudenberg, DrPH, MPH Distinguished Professor Faculty Director, CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute Emily Franzosa, DrPH, MA Senior Researcher, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy Description: This self-paced, interactive module prepares public health professionals working in state and local health departments to develop or support food policy changes in their…

Strategies to Advance Health Equity: How Health Departments Can Protect the Health of Immigrants

Content Experts: Nicholas Freudenberg, DrPH, MPH Distinguished Professor Faculty Director, CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute Emily Franzosa, DrPH, MA Senior Researcher, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy Description: This self-paced, interactive module prepares public health professionals working in state and local health departments to develop or support health care, social services, and…

Strategies to Advance Health Equity: How Health Departments Can Use Countermarketing to Address Tobacco, Alcohol and Unhealthy Food

Content Experts: Nicholas Freudenberg, DrPH, MPH Distinguished Professor Faculty Director, CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute Emily Franzosa, DrPH, MA Senior Researcher, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy Description: This self-paced, interactive module prepares public health professionals working in state and local health departments to develop or support the use of countermarketing strategies…

Sustaining Grassroots Coalitions: Examples from the Field

Effective coalition building is an increasingly important activity in the field of public health, where working with community partners is critical to achieving improved health outcomes. Drawing on her extensive experiences with building community coalitions, Pamela Valera, PhD, MSW, a faculty member at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, discussed basic information and best practices on beginning, building, and maintaining a coalition and described in-depth a case example of her work with the Bronx Reentry Working Group.

Syndemics and HIV among Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) in the U.S.: Understanding Risk in Context

Presenter: Patrick Wilson, PhD, MA, Associate Professor, Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Date: May 5th, 2015 Description:  Syndemics offer a useful framework through which we can potentially explain enhanced HIV risk among MSM in that it describe “clustering” of diff physiological and sociological epidemics by person, place, or time. Dr. Patrick…

The Messenger Chronicles: Be Prepared!

Learn effective communication strategies for dealing with difficult conversations in a unique and engaging format.
(Launched: May 2009, Reviewed: August 2015*)

The Messenger Chronicles: Flex-time Fiasco

Learn effective communication strategies for dealing with difficult conversations in a unique and engaging format.
(Launched: October 2008, Reviewed: August 2015*)

The Messenger Chronicles: Introduction & The Four Cs

Learn effective communication strategies for dealing with difficult conversations in a unique and engaging format.
(Launched: August 2008, Reviewed: August 2015*)

The Messenger Chronicles: Managing Stress and Time

Managing Stress and Time, helps learners to recognize the symptoms of stress and the factors that may increase their susceptibility to stress. Strategies to manage stress are offered in the scenario-based training.
(Launched: August 2010, Reviewed: August 2015*)

The Messenger Chronicles: Moving Toward Synergy

Learn some very real communication strategies to help you foster team creativity and collaboration! Synergy is not just a buzzword; it can happen to your team!
(Launched: October 2009, Reviewed: August 2015*)