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Working on Health Communication

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Author/Editor(s): Nova Corcoran
Publication Date: December 29, 2010
ISBN-10: 1847879233
ISBN-13: 978-1847879233
Language: English
Edition: 1
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Size: 1.82 MB
Format: pdf

Book Description

Good communication is at the heart of strategies for effective health promotion and public health. At a time when lifestyle and preventable diseases are still on the rise, practitioners are in need of the skills to deliver effective health messages to the right audience, at the right time.

Responding to this demand, Working on Health Communication provides a practical guide to the process of designing, implementing and evaluating campaigns.

The book follows the campaign design process step-by-step. It covers every stage from selecting theoretical models and identifying the message and target audience, right through to running the campaign and evaluating its success. "Real-life examples" of actual campaigns are used throughout to show how theoretical ideas work in practice.

Working on Health Communication is ideal for students and practitioners in public health, health promotion and other health-related areas who are working on health campaigns.

About the Author

Nova Corcoran is a Senior Lecturer in Health Promotion & Public Health at the University of East London. Before joining the University of East London in 2002 as a Senior Lecturer in Health Promotion and Public Health, Nova worked as a health promotion practitioner and researcher. She currently teaches across level 1, 2, and 3 undergraduate health studies programmes and on the MSc Health Promotion/Public Health programmes. Nova is also the editor of Communicating Health, published by SAGE in 2007.

Reviews

This well-structured book is suitable for health professionals willing to take tips in designing a campaign or to hone their communication skills to deliver effective health messages. Thus, this book is a comprehensive guide to health communicators.

--Megha Prakash, Current Science

Corcoran's text has crystal clear relevance to all front line practitioners who work to promote health. Using a logical 'can do' approach and a wealth of illustrative examples, this book is both a practical guide and a resource for reviewing campaigns across a range of health domains.

--Matthew Jones, University of West of England
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