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Vaccine Hesitancy: Where We Are and Where We Are Going
April 23, 2018

Vaccine Hesitancy: Where We Are and Where We Are Going

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"Use of behavior change principles and communication strategies such as motivational interviewing represent promising approaches to address vaccine hesitancy at the individual level."

A Systematic Review of Strategies for Reducing Missed Opportunities for Vaccination
April 23, 2018

A Systematic Review of Strategies for Reducing Missed Opportunities for ...

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This systematic review assessed the effects of interventions for reducing missed opportunities for vaccination (MOVs), which occur when persons eligible for vaccination visit a health facility and do not get the vaccines they need. Such missed ...

The Influence of Provider Communication Behaviors on Parental Vaccine Acceptance and Visit Experience
April 10, 2018

The Influence of Provider Communication Behaviors on Parental Vaccine ...

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"Participatory communication formats for initiating vaccine recommendations appear to be associated with a highly rated visit experience and reduced parental vaccine acceptance."

A Narrative Engagement Framework to Understand HPV Vaccination Among Latina and Vietnamese Women in a Planned Parenthood Setting
March 22, 2018

A Narrative Engagement Framework to Understand HPV Vaccination Among Latina ...

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Disparities in cervical cancer and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination persist among Vietnamese and Latina women in the United States (US). Contending that health communication studies aimed at identifying indicators of health disparities are ...

Pediatrician-Parent Conversations About Human Papillomavirus Vaccination: An Analysis of Audio Recordings
March 22, 2018

Pediatrician-Parent Conversations About Human Papillomavirus Vaccination: An ...

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"...findings highlight the need to develop and evaluate physician-focused trainings on using presumptive language for same-day HPV vaccination."

A Randomized Trial of Maternal Influenza Immunization Decision-Making: A Test of Persuasive Messaging Models
March 21, 2018

A Randomized Trial of Maternal Influenza Immunization Decision-Making: A ...

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"...deeply held beliefs in the community about influenza vaccine pose considerable communication challenges not likely surmounted with any single type of vaccine promotion message exposure." The American College of Obstetricians and ...

Web-based Social Media Intervention to Increase Vaccine Acceptance: A Randomized Controlled Trial
March 20, 2018

Web-based Social Media Intervention to Increase Vaccine Acceptance: A ...

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"Providing web-based vaccine information with social media applications during pregnancy can positively influence parental vaccine behaviors."

Intentions to Use a Novel Zika Vaccine: The Effects of Misbeliefs about the MMR Vaccine and Perceptions about Zika
March 16, 2018

Intentions to Use a Novel Zika Vaccine: The Effects of Misbeliefs about the ...

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"In the absence of a realistic understanding of the risks of Zika and the benefits and risks of a Zika vaccine, people may import into the decision process their beliefs or misbeliefs about other vaccines." In August 2016, the National ...

Exemptions From Mandatory Immunization After Legally Mandated Parental Counseling
March 16, 2018

Exemptions From Mandatory Immunization After Legally Mandated Parental ...

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"The success of counseling-based interventions to address vaccine hesitancy is not clear. Evaluating the impact of a counseling intervention can provide important insight into population-level interventions that focus on interpersonal ...

"To Each His Own": Discussions of Vaccine Decision-Making in Top Parenting Blogs
March 12, 2018

"To Each His Own": Discussions of Vaccine Decision-Making in Top Parenting Blogs

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"To the extent that blogs can influence knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to vaccination, pediatricians and public health officiants should be aware of the potential for widespread misinformation." Using both quantitative and ...

Digital Play for Global Citizens
March 5, 2018

Digital Play for Global Citizens

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"When young people have opportunities to explore otherness in a guided way, with a teacher or a mentor who models a respectful curiosity, they learn not only the value of being macro-minded, but also, they come to see the Internet as a portal to ...

Provider Recommendations for the HPV Vaccine: A Qualitative Study of Parent-Provider Interactions
February 9, 2018

Provider Recommendations for the HPV Vaccine: A Qualitative Study of ...

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Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination is recommended for all adolescents aged 11 and 12; however, parental hesitancy about HPV vaccination contributes to lower than anticipated rates of uptake. This study sought to describe provider-parent ...

American Views: Trust, Media and Democracy
February 2, 2018

American Views: Trust, Media and Democracy

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"News organizations need to do a better job engaging their readers and explaining to them how they report stories and the care they put into getting it right." - Tim Franklin, Senior Associate Dean at the Medill School of Journalism at ...

Storytelling for Social Change: Leveraging Documentary and Comedy for Public Engagement in Global Poverty
January 26, 2018

Storytelling for Social Change: Leveraging Documentary and Comedy for Public ...

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"Stand Up Planet's strategic use of comedy as an entry to exploring serious social issues provides a viable model for how entertaining, humorous documentaries can stimulate public engagement with global poverty."

I Am Malala: A Resource Guide for Educators and A Toolkit for After-School Clubs
January 19, 2018

I Am Malala: A Resource Guide for Educators and A Toolkit for After-School Clubs

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To expand the reach of Malala Yousafzai's memoir, I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, and spread her message to young activists around the world, the Global Women's Institute (GWI) of the George ...

Bridging the Gap: Rebuilding Citizen Trust in the Media
January 15, 2018

Bridging the Gap: Rebuilding Citizen Trust in the Media

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This publication, commissioned by the Open Society Foundation and Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, describes the results of a study on how journalists are experimenting with building trust and engaging with ...

Social Theory After the Internet: Media, Technology and Globalization
January 11, 2018

Social Theory After the Internet: Media, Technology and Globalization

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"New technologies-in-use have made a difference to social development, and for this reason the internet and how it has displaced traditional media cannot be dealt with within the silos of disciplinary specialization or empirically investigated ...

Immunization Effects of a Communication Intervention to Promote Preteen HPV Vaccination in Primary Care Practices
January 8, 2018

Immunization Effects of a Communication Intervention to Promote Preteen HPV ...

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"The Protect Them study shows promise for practice-based communication strategies - including age-appropriate discussion of HPV as a preventable STI - to be effective in promoting preteen HPV vaccination."

How Can We Use the 'Science of Stories' to Produce Persuasive Scientific Stories?
January 2, 2018

How Can We Use the 'Science of Stories' to Produce Persuasive Scientific ...

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"[T]o better connect with audiences communicators would do well to recognize themselves as storytellers - not to distort the truth, but to help people to connect with problems and issues on a more human level in terms of what matters to them."

Reframing Communication about Zika and Mosquitoes to Increase Disease Prevention Behavior
December 1, 2017

Reframing Communication about Zika and Mosquitoes to Increase Disease ...

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"To address the issue of controlling invasive disease vector mosquitoes, it is clear that we need new methods and strategies that emphasize the efficacy of collective action by local communities."

Who Cares What Others Think? The Role of Latinas' Acculturation in the Processing of HPV Vaccination Narrative Messages
November 30, 2017

Who Cares What Others Think? The Role of Latinas' Acculturation in the ...

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"[H]ealth campaigns can be used to change beliefs and teach new behaviors, as long as they account for the fact that the audience's cultural background and social environment can either reinforce or attenuate persuasion."

Talking about Vaccines in a 'Fact-Resistant World'
November 21, 2017

Talking about Vaccines in a 'Fact-Resistant World'

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Author: Stephanie Desmon, October 31 2017 - Scientific evidence doesn't seem to carry the same weight it used to. In the new era of "alternative facts," it can be especially difficult to effectively communicate with people in order to convince ...

Integrating Participatory Design and Health Literacy to Improve Research and Interventions
November 17, 2017

Integrating Participatory Design and Health Literacy to Improve Research and ...

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"...the lack of intensive participation of the users has been a major impediment to designing, implementing and evaluating more powerful health literacy interventions."

Getting Connected: An Assessment of Information Needs in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria
November 14, 2017

Getting Connected: An Assessment of Information Needs in Puerto Rico after ...

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"Many Puerto Ricans can't get the information they need related to recovery issues, and their voices are not being heard. People are isolated, and don’t have any way to relay what they're seeing and experiencing in their communities."

Behavioral Economics and Developmental Science: A New Framework to Support Early Childhood Interventions
November 2, 2017

Behavioral Economics and Developmental Science: A New Framework to Support ...

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"Parents play an integral role as active agents on behalf of their children. Simplified, program participation and engagement are often assumed to be the result of an active evaluation by parents about costs versus benefits. This evaluation is ...

Gender and Sexual Diversity Training: A Facilitator's Guide for Public Health and HIV Programs
October 20, 2017

Gender and Sexual Diversity Training: A Facilitator's Guide for Public ...

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"...addressing norms and attitudes related to sexual orientation and gender identity are important components of gender integration..." With a focus on how gender and sexuality affect all people, this curriculum was developed specifically for ...

Reporter's Toolkit on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Worldwide
October 3, 2017

Reporter's Toolkit on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Worldwide

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"Reporting on sexual and reproductive health and rights around the world offers incredible opportunities to tell the real stories of girls, women and families who are empowered by access to - or impacted by lack of access to - their full rights. ...

3 Read '23
September 14, 2017

3 Read '23

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In Del Norte County and Adjacent Tribal Lands, Northern California, United States (US), 66% of children are starting school unprepared, and many families are struggling to build their children's literacy. Launched in 2016, 3 Read '23 is an ...

CBT 2.0 Curriculum and User's Manual
September 14, 2017

CBT 2.0 Curriculum and User's Manual

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), a framework that takes a practical approach to solving problems, has demonstrated value for helping young people with involvement in the justice system slow down their thinking processes and make more ...

A Conversation Guide for Health Equity
August 23, 2017

A Conversation Guide for Health Equity

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"It's worth noting that communities where people are more connected with each other tend to be healthier than ones where they aren't. So in the case of health equity, conversation might do more than enable change. It may, itself, be literally ...

August 18, 2017

Putting America First Means Eradicating Polio: A Polio 'Hopes and Fears' ...

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The road to polio eradication has been nothing if not torturous. The initiative is credited with spectacular achievements - reducing the number of cases by more than 99 percent, providing vaccinations and other health services to children ...

Listening Post Collective
June 26, 2017

Listening Post Collective

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"We believe responsible reporting begins with listening. From there, media outlets and community organizations can create news stories that respond to people's informational needs, reflect their lives, and enable them to make informed ...

Mapping Information Exposure on Social Media to Explain Differences in HPV Vaccine Coverage in the United States
May 18, 2017

Mapping Information Exposure on Social Media to Explain Differences in HPV ...

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Pathways to Engagement: Understanding How Newsrooms are Working with Communities
May 17, 2017

Pathways to Engagement: Understanding How Newsrooms are Working with Communities

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"Early experiments and innovators have learned a lot about how to weave engagement into the reporting process, but there is still a long way to go to ensure these practices are widespread. Investing in supporting engagement in newsrooms right now ...

Media and Civic Engagement: From Protests to Dialogue
May 15, 2017

Media and Civic Engagement: From Protests to Dialogue

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"[V]ibrant media and informed citizen engagement are essential for ensuring progress and more transparent and participatory policymaking." The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) in ...

Transforming Governance: How Can Technology Help Reshape Democracy?
May 9, 2017

Transforming Governance: How Can Technology Help Reshape Democracy?

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"How can we adjust our democratic formulas so that they are more sustainable, powerful, fulfilling - and, well, democratic? Some of the parts of this equation may come from the development of online tools and platforms that help people to engage ...

St John's University Master of Science in International Communication
May 3, 2017

St John's University Master of Science in International Communication

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International Communication is an emerging description in the global market. St. John’s Master of Science in International Communication explores communication as an indispensable tool for media management, strategic planning, human resources, ...

How to Bring Family Engagement and Early Learning into the Digital Age
April 26, 2017

How to Bring Family Engagement and Early Learning into the Digital Age

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"By paying close attention to the ways in which technologies and media may be deployed to promote new connections that advance critical skills and learning pathways - and by ensuring that educators, mentors, tech developers, and parents are ...

Putting America First Means Eradicating Polio
April 20, 2017

Putting America First Means Eradicating Polio

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Author: Nellie Bristol, MA, April 13 2017 - is a senior fellow with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Global Health Policy Center who has written extensively on polio eradication. Bristol came to CSIS following a long ...

GLAAD Media Reference Guide - 10th Edition
April 11, 2017

GLAAD Media Reference Guide - 10th Edition

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GLAAD's Media Reference Guide is intended to be used by journalists reporting for mainstream media outlets and by creators in entertainment media who want to tell the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people fairly ...

Implementing Systems-Level Change for Health Equity: A Partnership Summit
April 5, 2017

Implementing Systems-Level Change for Health Equity: A Partnership Summit

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"The time to implement systems-­level change for health equity is now." This report summarises the proceedings and recommendations of the inaugural Health Equity Initiative (HEI) Summit, which provided a forum to explore systemic issues and ...

Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy to Protect Children and Communities Against Preventable Diseases
April 3, 2017

Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy to Protect Children and Communities Against ...

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This Evidence to Action brief from PolicyLab at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) summarises research findings around the causes and effects of vaccine hesitancy, a behaviour influenced by issues such as lack of trust in the medical ...

Social Media Analytics and Reporting Toolkit (SMART)
March 31, 2017

Social Media Analytics and Reporting Toolkit (SMART)

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When a disaster or public health emergency strikes, the internet is flooded with tweets, Facebook messages, blogs, and other social media posts. If used correctly, this information can shape the way public safety agencies handle the response to ...

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 ...

Bias, Bullshit and Lies: Audience Perspectives on Low Trust in the Media
January 30, 2018

Bias, Bullshit and Lies: Audience Perspectives on Low Trust in the Media

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"Rebuilding trust will a long-term process and will require the commitment of publishers, platforms, and consumers over many years....In many ways, we find audiences ahead of publishers and platforms in demanding change." Even in a world where ...

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 ...

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