To alleviate pandemic-related anxiety, aim to provide clear, factual communication that supports health literacy.
Writing about controversial health topics: Achieving a fair and balanced approach
How do you ensure your writing is fair and balanced? Here’s what you need to know if you’re writing about controversial health topics.
Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy Checklist
Do you want best-practice strategies for addressing vaccine hesitancy? This checklist captures essential evidence-based techniques for communicating clearly about vaccination.
Effective public health messaging: Lessons from the pandemic
What lessons can we learn from the public health messaging in the last year? Here’s what behavioural research shows us about how people respond to public health messages.
Managing infodemics: Lessons from the WHO
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.
Combatting infodemics: Here’s how health communicators can help
In addition to public health agencies, health communicators also have a responsibility to help combat infodemics related to health. So, how can we help?
COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy: How to convey accurate information
Re-examining vaccine hesitancy in light of the current pandemic.
Racism is a public health problem: Here’s how health writers can talk about it
Hafsa Abdirahman discusses the toll of COVID-19 on Black and Brown communities and the lessons health writers can learn from it.
My first successful pitch: A beginner writer’s story
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.
COVID-19 and the rush to publish: How to find reliable research
As health writers, we have to do our due diligence to ensure we are citing reliable and scientifically accurate sources.
Social media research strategies for health writers
Experts are talking on social media, and you can listen.
Health writing opportunities in a COVID-19 world
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.
Responsible reposting: How to find and share quality COVID-19 information on social media
Health writers have an opportunity to be a voice of reason in a chorus of misleading medical information.
How to write about epidemics: Experts share their advice
Tips for health and medical writers on how to write responsibly and avoid spreading misinformation.
Health communication best practices – a timely reminder
In a public health crisis like COVID-19, health communicators face multiple challenges and pressures – but we must remember the best-practices of responsible health reporting.