Communicating about Infectious Disease Threats: Insights from Public Health Information Officers
Public Relations Review. [Sponsored by UGA’s Owens Institute for Behavioral Research]
Abstract: The public health communication challenges that arise in times of infectious disease threats (IDTs) were examined using the Risk Amplification through Media Spread (RAMS) Framework and in-depth phone interviews with 40 national, state, and local public health information officers (PIOs). Interviewees shared their experiences and insights related to how IDTs are communicated to the public, including the different types of traditional and social media used, how they develop and assess IDT messages, and their perceptions regarding the IDT risk amplification process. Theoretical and practical implications for health public relations and public health communication are discussed.
Contextual Pathways Linking Cumulative Experiences of Racial Discrimination to Black American Men’s COVID Vaccine Hesitancy
Curtis, M.G., Whalen, C.C., Ivanka Pjesivac, & Kogan, S. M. (2022) “Contextual Pathways Linking Cumulative Experiences of Racial Discrimination to Black American Men’s COVID Vaccine Hesitancy.” Journal Racial and Ethnic […]