To alleviate pandemic-related anxiety, aim to provide clear, factual communication that supports health literacy.
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Do you want best-practice strategies for addressing vaccine hesitancy? This checklist captures essential evidence-based techniques for communicating clearly about vaccination.
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From October to December 2020, more than 5000 invited participants consulted through dialogues, workshops and webinars to identify challenges and solutions to the COVID-19 infodemic.
In addition to public health agencies, health communicators also have a responsibility to help combat infodemics related to health. So, how can we help?
Avoid the lure of rabbit holes.
Re-examining vaccine hesitancy in light of the current pandemic.
Hafsa Abdirahman discusses the toll of COVID-19 on Black and Brown communities and the lessons health writers can learn from it.
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Marwa Saleh published her first article, about COVID-19 and burnout, in a Harvard Medical School blog called Lean Forward. Here’s how that happened.
As health writers, we have to do our due diligence to ensure we are citing reliable and scientifically accurate sources.
Experts are talking on social media, and you can listen.
Ready to finally hear some good news? Health writing is a stable career pathway that will survive and potentially thrive during and after this pandemic.