Do you want best-practice strategies for addressing vaccine hesitancy? This checklist captures essential evidence-based techniques for communicating clearly about vaccination.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Health writers have an opportunity to be a voice of reason in a chorus of misleading medical information.
Tips for health and medical writers on how to write responsibly and avoid spreading misinformation.
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.
Had The Lancet not published their now retracted article, “Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children” by Andrew Wakefield et al. in 1998, perhaps we wouldn’t be facing one of the most significant public health challenges of our time.