Monthly Archives: September 2023

Social Media as a Powerful Tool for Health Policy Evaluations: Using Twitter Data to Reveal How the Public Reacted to the Philadelphia Beverage Tax

This entry is part 5 of 11 in the series Nov 2023

We demonstrate how social media data can help researchers and policymakers understand how the public reacts to a health policy (anger, fear, trust), where and when these conversations occur, and who shapes them.

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Boston & the COVID-19 Pandemic: Response Rates Among a Community Health Center-based Study

This entry is part 3 of 11 in the series Nov 2023

This study contextualized survey response rates from a community health center-based study focused on multiple types of discrimination and health, conducted during the first years of the COVID-19 pandemic, with results underscoring the need to interpret lower-than-expected response rates in relation to the impact of the pandemic and the broader sociopolitical context.

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The Potential Value of Joint Health Assessments to Community Health

This entry is part 37 of 40 in the series Wide World of Public Health Systems

Community health assessments (CHAs)/community health needs assessments (CHNAs) are an integral part of public health practice and are conducted regularly on behalf of communities across the US. Yet, while there are many examples of joint CHAs/CHNAs between Nonprofit Hospitals (NPHs) and Local Health Departments (LHDs)/State Health Agencies (SHAs) across the country, too many assessments are conducted with minimal involvement from their organizational counterparts, particularly among NPHs conducting CHNAs. Hank Stabler explains why NPHs are not involving LHDs/SHAs in their CHNAs.

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Messaging Research: Effective Public Health Communication Strategies for a Divisive Political Climate

This entry is part 17 of 18 in the series Big Cities Health Coalition

Big Cities Health Coalition polled audiences from 35 of their member big cities to better understand how individuals who are skeptical of public health interventions could be moved to better support the important role governmental public health departments and leaders play in their communities. This post outlines the top messaging strategies their research supports.

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