This fact sheet provides proven intervention strategies—including programs and services—to develop successful health communication and health information technology interventions. It can help decision makers in both public and private sectors
make choices about what intervention strategies are best for their communities. This fact sheet summarizes information in The Community Guide, an essential evidence-based resource of what works in public health.
This strategic approach is presented as a framework of principles for effective practice that apply to a broad range of communications functions. It reflects inputs and review by WHO communicators across WHO’s country, regional and headquarters offices. Tactics are included to develop communication products and activities that are more actionable, accessible, relevant, timely, understandable, and credible.
Book chapter from Speaking of Health: Assessing Health Communication Strategies for Diverse Populations (2002). This chapter focuses on diversity issues associated with large-scale public health communication campaigns. These campaigns include federal government-supported programs such as the National High Blood Pressure Education Program and the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign; the state-sponsored antitobacco campaigns such as Florida’s Truth Campaign and California’s Anti-Tobacco Campaign; and privately sponsored programs such as the Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade. This chapter describes how those campaigns have addressed diverse audiences and presents available evidence for their success in reaching and affecting those audiences.
Recommended websites for health education organizations
Here are some recommended websites for health education organizations.
Since 1920, the American College Health Association (ACHA) has linked college health professionals throughout the nation (and more recently around the globe), forming a powerful, collaborative networking base.
The American Public Health Association works to advance the health of all people and all communities. As the nation’s leading public health organization, APHA strengthens the impact of public health professionals and provides a science-based voice in policy debates too often driven by emotion, ideology or financial interests. APHA is at the forefront of efforts to advance prevention, reduce health disparities and promote wellness.
The mission of the American School Health Association is to transform all schools into places where every student learns and thrives. The American School Health Association envisions healthy students who learn and achieve in safe and healthy environments nurtured by caring adults functioning within coordinated school and community support systems. The Association is a multidisciplinary organization of administrators, counselors, dietitians, nutritionists, health educators, physical educators, psychologists, school health coordinators, school nurses, school physicians, and social workers.
DHPE advances health policy and systems change with a health equity focus. Building on principles and practices of health promotion and education, DHPE strengthens public health capacity in policy and in systems change to improve the health of all and achieve health equity.
NACCHO has sought to improve the public's health while adhering to a set of core values: equity, excellence, participation, respect, integrity, leadership, science & innovation.
Today, NACCHO is comprised of over 2,800 Local Health Departments across the United States.
For more than 60 years, the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) has served as an independent professional association represented by a diverse membership of nearly 4,000 health education professionals and students throughout the United States and 25 international countries. The organization promotes healthy behaviors, healthy communities, and healthy environments through its membership, its network of local chapters, and its numerous partnerships with other organizations. SOPHE members work in elementary/secondary schools, universities, voluntary organizations, health care settings, worksites, and local/state/federal government agencies.