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Practical Playbook for Addressing Health Misinformation

Misleading rumors, misinformation, and disinformation can make health events more complicated, reduce trust in public health efforts, and lead to negative health impacts. The Practical Playbook for Addressing Health Misinformation, developed by John’s Hopkins University with support from CDC, is a practical playbook is designed to help public health and medical professionals and other health co...

Public Health Communicators: Survey

Attention NPHIC members! The Tombras School of Advertising and Public Relations at the University of Tennessee wants YOUR insight! Calling all health communicators – Shelby Luttman Rios and Dr. Beth Foster (also NPHIC members) are diving into the world of public health campaigns. They need your help to ace their survey on the challenges and opportunities faced by public information officers acr...

PHCC Webinar: Arts-Focused Approaches to Public Health Communications

Join the Public Health Communication Collaborative (PHCC) on Thursday, February 29, 2024, from 12:30 to 2:00 pm ET / 9:30 to 11:00 am PT for an engaging webinar on "Arts-Focused Approaches to Public Health Communications." This event will feature discussions by researchers, practitioners, and artists who leverage the power of the arts to transform perspectives and foster healthier communities. ...

The CDC May be Reconsidering its COVID Isolation Guidance

he CDC may soon change its COVID-19 isolation guidance, potentially allowing individuals to return to normal activities if symptoms are mild or resolving, without waiting for a specific duration. The shift, expected in April, contrasts with the current recommendation of at least five days of isolation for those testing positive. While the CDC has not confirmed the update, California and Oregon ...

Public Health Communication Career Opportunities on NPHIC Website

Seattle King County Public Health is hiring a Communication Specialist III in the Communicable Disease Epidemiology & Immunization Section. The role involves creating written and multimedia content, implementing communication strategies for diverse county residents, and serving as a public information officer. It is a term limited temporary position lasting one year, with a possibility of e...

Lyme Disease Cases up 70 Percent Due to Reporting Change

In 2022, Lyme disease cases in the U.S. surged by approximately 70%, reaching 62,500 reported cases, compared to an average of 31,100 between 2017 and 2019, as per data from the CDC. The increase is attributed to a change in reporting methodology rather than a substantial rise in actual cases.   The CDC clarified that cases previously excluded are now incorporated due to improvements in repor...

How Federal Investments in Safe Drinking Water Infrastructure Are Improving Public Health

Lead exposure poses severe health risks, especially in early childhood, leading to long-lasting damage to the brain and nervous system. With an estimated 9.2 million lead service lines (LSLs) still present in the U.S., affecting 22 million people, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) is a significant step, allocating $50 billion, including $15 billion in grants and loans for LSL id...

New Institute for Public Relations Research Examines How Leaders Are Using Generative AI as a Tool

In “Generative AI in Organizations: Insights and Strategies from Communication Leaders,” the Institute for Public Relations (IPR) conducted interviews with the 30 communication and technology leaders from November 2023 to January 2024 to examine how generative AI is impacting their function and organization. This report specifically examines the role of AI tools like ChatGPT, Microsoft Copilot,...

Webinar Recording: AIM & NPHIC Navigating State Legislative Sessions

Recently, the Association of Immunization Managers (AIM) and the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC) held a webinar titled, "Navigating State Legislative Sessions." In case you missed it, the webinar recording is now available to watch here.   This webinar educated and informed immunization program managers, public information officers (PIOs), and state legislative liaisons o...