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Beyond Eradication: The United States' Role in Sustaining Public Health Gains Achieved Through Polio Programs
March 28, 2017

Beyond Eradication: The United States' Role in Sustaining Public Health ...

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"Sustained investment and policy leadership by the United States will enable the eradication and certification of polio, harness its momentum for broader health gains, and foster tremendous impact on strengthening public-health systems globally ...

Global Health eLearning: Examining the Effects of Blended Learning Models on Knowledge Application and Retention
March 9, 2017

Global Health eLearning: Examining the Effects of Blended Learning Models on ...

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"Findings from the study support the potential of blended learning models to reinforce learning and application of knowledge, which is crucial to ensuring health professionals around the world have access to accurate and timely health information."

Bolstering Public Health Capacities through Global Polio Eradication
March 3, 2017

Bolstering Public Health Capacities through Global Polio Eradication

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"Despite the value of polio-funded assets to both the Ethiopian health system and U.S. global health goals, ensuring their continuation will involve challenging and complex planning and negotiations between the Ethiopian government and its health ...

Planning a Post-Polio Future
March 2, 2017

Planning a Post-Polio Future

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"Developing a concrete future for U.S. polio assets that is clearly communicated to government agencies, Congress, polio program stakeholders, and partner countries is the best way to ensure valuable polio assets are used effectively in the future."

STEM Starts Early: Grounding Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education in Early Childhood
February 16, 2017

STEM Starts Early: Grounding Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math ...

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"Research on the early childhood years has spotlighted how children's environments and interactions with adults are catalysts for their growth and development. This has prompted policy makers, practitioners, and researchers to ask how those years ...

To Take on the Unknown: Dancing Stories of Cervical Cancer
February 2, 2017

To Take on the Unknown: Dancing Stories of Cervical Cancer

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"Cervical cancer affects the whole human experience. Understanding these stories requires a medium that can immerse the observer - the medical student or physician - in the same milieu of physicality, mentality, and spirituality as the patients ...

News Narratives About the HPV Vaccine for Adolescent Males
February 2, 2017

News Narratives About the HPV Vaccine for Adolescent Males

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"...themes were uncovered in this analysis that may help public health researchers and health care providers better talk to reporters, patients, and parents about the HPV vaccine."

Inoculating the Public against Misinformation about Climate Change
February 1, 2017

Inoculating the Public against Misinformation about Climate Change

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"Just as a small dose of vaccine activates the body's immune system to protect against an infectious disease, so message inoculation can help protect the mind against the effects of disinformation." This research investigated if and how public ...

Dominant Visual Frames in Climate Change News Stories: Implications for Formative Evaluation in Climate Change Campaigns
January 25, 2017

Dominant Visual Frames in Climate Change News Stories: Implications for ...

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"Although images used in public communication are known to play an important role in the development of public awareness, knowledge, and attitudes, the understanding of appropriate and effective use of visual imagery in climate change ...

The Kumu Hina Project
January 5, 2017

The Kumu Hina Project

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"Our mutual goal was to have Hina tell her story in her own words, creating a personal narrative that would organically inform and engage viewers about Hawaii's tradition of embracing gender diversity." - "Kumu Hina" filmmakers

Turning Point: A New Comprehensive Strategy for Countering Violent Extremism
December 20, 2016

Turning Point: A New Comprehensive Strategy for Countering Violent Extremism

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"It is not enough to merely counter these messages. We have to put our own affirmative vision forward, amplifying many different kinds of ideas and voices."

Capturing Hate
November 3, 2016

Capturing Hate

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"...it is our hope that these findings raise greater awareness and spark discussion of the cultural and political climate that is fostering discrimination and encouraging violence against transgender communities. And, we hope it creates a sense ...

Media Development and Countering Violent Extremism: An Uneasy Relationship, a Need for Dialogue
October 31, 2016

Media Development and Countering Violent Extremism: An Uneasy Relationship, ...

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"The potential pitfalls of a focus on counter-narrative objectives are significant for journalism and for the development of media independence. But there is some scope for dialogue and some need for greater mutual understanding, as highlighted ...

Priya's Shakti and Priya's Mirror
October 11, 2016

Priya's Shakti and Priya's Mirror

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"...shatters the taboos around gender based violence through art, education, and a strong identifiable female character who is a rape survivor and superhero."

Protecting the Science Communication Environment: The Case of Childhood Vaccines
September 30, 2016

Protecting the Science Communication Environment: The Case of Childhood Vaccines

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"Displaying a level of inattention to evidence-based methods of science communication as aggressive as its dedication to evidence-based practices of medicine, the institutions best situated to counteract influences subversive of public confidence ...

Sin Vergüenza (Without Shame)
September 27, 2016

Sin Vergüenza (Without Shame)

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"Can a telenovela (soap opera) change attitudes and behaviors about HIV testing, treatment, and prevention?" Sin Vergüenza (Without Shame) is an English and Spanish telenovela web series developed to address the impact HIV has on the United ...

Calling All Producers: Creating Media for Hispanic-Latino Families
September 7, 2016

Calling All Producers: Creating Media for Hispanic-Latino Families

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"Read on for tips to help ensure your products are inclusive, relevant, and thoughtfully distributed for Hispanic-Latino families in the United States." Developed for the Joan Ganz Cooney Center's Aprendiendo Juntos (Learning Together) Council ...

The Influence of Climate Change Efficacy Messages and Efficacy Beliefs on Intended Political Participation
September 1, 2016

The Influence of Climate Change Efficacy Messages and Efficacy Beliefs on ...

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...political engagement on climate change by members of the public remains somewhat rare, with only about 10% of the U.S. public having contacted government officials to ask for action to be taken on the issue....In light of this, communication ...

Interventions to Improve HPV Vaccine Uptake: A Systematic Review
August 30, 2016

Interventions to Improve HPV Vaccine Uptake: A Systematic Review

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"Multiple interventions to address poor vaccination rates have increased knowledge of HPV-related diseases and the HPVV....Although vaccination intent was increased, it was neither sustained nor translated into vaccination behavior. Furthermore, ...

Medscape Vaccine Acceptance Report 2016
August 10, 2016

Medscape Vaccine Acceptance Report 2016

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Noting that "[t]he personal and public health impact of vaccine hesitancy, if it culminates in refusal, is substantial", the online global destination for physicians and healthcare professionals worldwide, Medscape, surveyed more than 1,500 ...

Culturally Antagonistic Memes and the Zika Virus: An Experimental Test
August 5, 2016

Culturally Antagonistic Memes and the Zika Virus: An Experimental Test

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"[T]he most effective way to protect the science communication environment from culturally antagonistic memes is for government and other professional risk communicators to intervene early on in the career of the public's affective assessment of ...

Why Debunking Myths About Vaccines Hasn't Convinced Dubious Parents
August 2, 2016

Why Debunking Myths About Vaccines Hasn't Convinced Dubious Parents

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Author: Christopher Graves, February 20 2015 [cross-posted from the Harvard Business Review, linked below] - Seventeen years ago, a physician in the UK [United Kingdom] published a study of twelve children who had been given the MMR (measles, ...

Physician Communication Training and Parental Vaccine Hesitancy: A Randomized Trial
August 2, 2016

Physician Communication Training and Parental Vaccine Hesitancy: A ...

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"A physician-targeted communications intervention was not effective in changing maternal vaccine hesitancy from birth to 6 months or in improving physician confidence in communicating with parents....Further research should determine the most ...

The Measles Vaccination Narrative in Twitter: A Quantitative Analysis
August 2, 2016

The Measles Vaccination Narrative in Twitter: A Quantitative Analysis

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"[S]ocial media analysis [can] be invaluable for providing insights about how popular health narratives are being shaped, as a better understanding of public perception of health issues can lead to more effective communication strategies."

Working with Culturally Diverse Families
July 21, 2016

Working with Culturally Diverse Families

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"Schools with high numbers of children with disabilities who are also English Language learners or from minority backgrounds face unique challenges to student achievement. Research, as well as experience, has shown parent involvement and ...

East Los High: Transmedia Edutainment to Promote the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Young Latina/o Americans
July 8, 2016

East Los High: Transmedia Edutainment to Promote the Sexual and Reproductive ...

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...showing the potential of transmedia edutainment as a sustainable platform for large-scale, longer-term audience engagement..."

Zika Vaccine Misconceptions: A Social Media Analysis
June 6, 2016

Zika Vaccine Misconceptions: A Social Media Analysis

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"...once people believe something, it is difficult to dissuade them. Public health officials must get out in front of the conspiracy theorists to educate and influence the population now." This study analyses conversations about Zika vaccine ...

Can the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System Be Used to Increase Vaccine Acceptance and Trust?
June 3, 2016

Can the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System Be Used to Increase Vaccine ...

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"One reason for vaccine hesitancy is lack of trust that vaccine harms are adequately documented and reported, yet few communication strategies have explicitly attempted to improve this trust."

We Can Stop HIV One Conversation at a Time [Podemos Detener el VIH Una Conversación a la Vez]
May 31, 2016

We Can Stop HIV One Conversation at a Time [Podemos Detener el VIH Una ...

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"The first step to stopping HIV in the Hispanic/Latino community is talking about it." One Conversation at a Time is a national (United States, or US) communication campaign that encourages Hispanics/Latinos to talk openly about HIV/AIDS with ...

Effective Vaccine Communication during the Disneyland Measles Outbreak
May 27, 2016

Effective Vaccine Communication during the Disneyland Measles Outbreak

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"Both social media and provider recommendations can influence parental decision-making about vaccination, and our findings suggest practical implications and future research questions for public health communicators and clinicians."

Opportunity for All? Technology and Learning in Lower-Income Families
May 26, 2016

Opportunity for All? Technology and Learning in Lower-Income Families

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"Substantial digital inequalities still exist....Among youth, being under-connected [to the internet] means that critical opportunities to develop creative projects, take advantage of educational media, explore extracurricular programs, and ...

Diverse Families and Media: Using Research to Inspire Design
May 26, 2016

Diverse Families and Media: Using Research to Inspire Design

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"A one-size-fits-all model of product development is all too often the norm in the children's media industry. The implications for equity here are of course, enormous." - Lori Takeuchi

Countering Antivaccination Attitudes
May 12, 2016

Countering Antivaccination Attitudes

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"Rather than attempting to overcome vaccination myths by convincing parents of the safety of vaccines, provaccine messages might be more effective if they work to convince parents of the dangers of failing to vaccinate their children." Myths ...

Website for Parents: Vaccines for Your Children
April 27, 2016

Website for Parents: Vaccines for Your Children

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Launched during National Infant Immunization Week (April 16-23 2016) by the United States (US)-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this website offers a variety of resources for parents seeking to learn more about childhood ...

mHealth Pilot Study: Text Messaging Intervention to Promote HPV Vaccination
March 21, 2016

mHealth Pilot Study: Text Messaging Intervention to Promote HPV Vaccination

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"mHealth interventions are able to overcome barriers to participation in traditional face-to-face interventions, such as inconvenience, time/place of delivery, and cost."

Trends in Reasons for Non-Receipt of Influenza Vaccination during Pregnancy in Georgia, 2004-2011
March 17, 2016

Trends in Reasons for Non-Receipt of Influenza Vaccination during Pregnancy ...

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"Examining trends in reasons for non-receipt of antenatal influenza vaccination can reflect successes related to vaccine promotion and areas for improvement. By highlighting differential impacts of the 2009/2010 H1N1 pandemic, we reveal ...

Digital Media and Latino Families: New Channels for Learning, Parenting, and Organizing
March 17, 2016

Digital Media and Latino Families: New Channels for Learning, Parenting, and ...

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"We are learning much about how a colorful spectrum of Latino children and families now engage a variety of platforms and digital content to advance differing goals. These users often pursue some form of learning or novel information. Even when ...

Connecting to Learn: Promoting Digital Equity for America's Hispanic Families
March 17, 2016

Connecting to Learn: Promoting Digital Equity for America's Hispanic Families

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This brief combines original research and policy analysis to examine the potential for digital media investments to support a promising learning pathway for children in the United States (US)' increasingly diverse, low-income families. Noting ...

Level Up Learning: A National Survey of Teaching with Digital Games
March 10, 2016

Level Up Learning: A National Survey of Teaching with Digital Games

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"Teachers are showing a surprisingly strong receptivity to using games and acknowledging their power for student engagement. The growing momentum has been largely fueled by bottom-up professional development. Teachers are telling us that they are ...

"Everybody Just Wants to Do What's Best for their Child": Understanding How Pro-vaccine Parents Can Support a Culture of Vaccine Hesitancy
January 8, 2016

"Everybody Just Wants to Do What's Best for their Child": Understanding How ...

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"The decision-making experience in the context of overwhelming and contradictory vaccine information in the media and throughout social networks may be a mechanism that generates and perpetuates a culture of vaccine hesitancy and tolerance for ...

A Chance Connection Becomes a Bond
November 10, 2015

A Chance Connection Becomes a Bond

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Authors: Sophia Luthuli and Eve Sullivan, October 15 2015 - A distance of 7,853 miles and a six-hour time difference separate Johannesburg from Boston. Flying time from one city to the other is 18 hours and 25 minutes. Nonetheless, by internet ...

When Do Gain-Framed Health Messages Work Better than Fear Appeals?
October 13, 2015

When Do Gain-Framed Health Messages Work Better than Fear Appeals?

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"Message framing is one of the most researched, yet least conclusively understood, phenomena in health communication. Positive or gain-framed messages are sometimes effective, but negative or loss-based messages (such as fear appeals) are often ...

Cathy Russell - Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, United States - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 17, 2015

Cathy Russell - Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, United States ...

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Spotlight B2 - "Bringing it all Together: Ending FGM Through Strong and Effective National Action"

#authenticate Campaign
June 26, 2015

#authenticate Campaign

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"We can no longer accept the use of cell lines that have not been authenticated as a normal part of the research process. Cell authentication is a key element towards improved research fidelity. We need everyone within the life sciences community ...

Little Children, Big Challenges (LCBC)
June 17, 2015

Little Children, Big Challenges (LCBC)

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"Young children face new challenges at every age and stage - that's why it's so important to help them build the skills they need to become resilient. With self-confidence and the ability to express themselves, little ones will be able to handle ...

Aprendiendo en Casa: Media as a Learning Tool among Hispanic-Latino Families
June 10, 2015

Aprendiendo en Casa: Media as a Learning Tool among Hispanic-Latino Families

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"In this study, we look at media access among Hispanic-Latino families, children’s use of content that parents considered educational, parents’ perceptions of their child’ learning from educational media, parents' own use of technology for their ...

Voces Moviles (VozMob) - Mobile Voices
March 26, 2015

Voces Moviles (VozMob) - Mobile Voices

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On this digital/mobile platform, young and adult Latino immigrant workers in Los Angeles, California, United States (US), can create stories about their lives and communities directly from a cell phone. Vozmob appropriates technology to promote ...

2015 ICT4D Conference: Increasing Impact through Innovation
March 10, 2015

2015 ICT4D Conference: Increasing Impact through Innovation

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  This Catholic Relief Services conference is being organised to bring together thought leaders and experienced professionals from around the world to share and explore methods for systematically integrating information and communications ...

Voces Moviles (VozMob)
February 12, 2015

Voces Moviles (VozMob)

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Es una plataforma para que jóvenes y adultos trabajadores y trabajadoras inmigrantes latinos puedan crear historias sobre sus vidas y comunidades directamente desde su teléfono celular. VozMob se apropia de la tecnología para promover la ...

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