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Featured in CDC Risk Communicator Premiere Issue

The first issue of the CDC publication Risk Communicator highlights the research of SCCHP faculty and staff. A synopsis of the Public Health Workforce project core is provided along with some background information from Dr. Don Rubin. Rubin cites the experiences of risk communicators and others involved in Hurricane Katrina's emergency preparedness and response as the initial inspiration for the study. This initiative originally concentrated on establishing the elements necessary for effective risk communication between risk communicators and Latinos living in the South. The project was later expanded to include African American Faith-Based Audiences. The Morehouse School of Medicine collaborated on the latter research project.

You can read more information about the SCCHP Public Health Workforce
project core here. You can read the Risk Communicator article in its entirety here or find out how to start receiving the electronic newsletter here.

National Summit on Poverty and Health Communication: Contributing to a New Perspective in Health Communication

This invitation-only meeting is a landmark event featuring premier scholars and practitioners in the fields of poverty, health communication, and health disparities to explore how understanding the culture of poverty influences health communication and marketing. Sponsored by the Southern Center for Communication, Health, and Poverty and Macro International Inc. August 11-12, 2008, Atlanta, GA

Faith-based organizations can be key resources for getting emergency and planning message out to community members. These organizations are valuable for establishing contact with hard-to-reach populations. The SCCHP has developed a DVD to promote involvement of African American churches in pandemic flu planning and preparation

Special Events

Silvia Salazar on Designing Websites for Latino AudiencesSalazar

Silvia Inez Salazar of the National Cancer Institute recently presented a seminar, "Designing Usable Health Webpages for Latinos and Other 'Hardly Reached' Audiences." Ms. Salazar, a public health advisor in the National Cancer Institute's Office of Communication and Education, conducted research that led to the development of the website. Her talk focused on how to create culturally responsive web sites, moving beyond simple translation of content.

You can view a .pdf of Salazar's presentation here.

This presentation was coordinated by the Center for Health & Risk Communication with the support of the Knight Professorship at the Grady College and the Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education (CLASE) in the College of Education.

For more information, contact Terry Kaley, Southern Center for Communication, Health, and Poverty (706.542.9360) or Dr. Paul Matthews, Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education (CLASE).




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