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Ross C. Brownson and Diana B. Petitti

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195187410

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187410.001.0001

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Communicating Epidemiologic Information

Communicating Epidemiologic Information

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(p.327) 11 Communicating Epidemiologic Information
Source:
Applied Epidemiology
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Patrick L. Remington

David Nelson

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187410.003.0011

This chapter proposes a framework for epidemiologists to communicate information to nonscientists. It addresses several leading strategies used to communicate epidemiologic information to improve the health of the public. Strategies to communicate health information range from the often chaotic media coverage of published research to well-organized, national public education campaigns. The challenge for the practicing epidemiologist is to use these strategies to communicate important health information effectively, to improve the public's health.

Keywords:   epidemiology, information dissemination, communication strategies, epidemiologists, public health practice

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