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Created: 2016

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Informatics communications FAQs: staying on frame in real time

November 4, 2016
These sample question-and-answer sequences help to model effective answers to frequently asked questions about public health informatics. The examples come from the kinds of questions commonly raised by public health practitioners, potential funders and policymakers. The reframed sample answers...

Public health informatics talking points

November 4, 2016
These talking points can be used flexibly: as a source of themes for longer written pieces, as short explanations in interviews, or as set-ups to help frame conversations about specific policy or program proposals. Each models the recommended framing strategies(metaphors, values, and examples) that...

Public health informatics: "you say, they think" chart

November 4, 2016
This graphic illustrates how statements that sound reasonable to an informatician (“You Say”) may call up listeners’ unproductive, but dominant, habits of thought (“They Think”) and suggests framing strategies that can make your messages more effective.

Values for communicating public health informatics

November 4, 2016
Overcoming fatalism and making public health informatics tangible are key goals of communicating about the field. This tool suggests values to emphasize in communications about public health informatics in order to achieve these goals.

Metaphors for communicating public health informatics

November 4, 2016
When introducing new and complex concepts to an audience, relating these hard-to-grasp concepts to ideas the audience already understands can make them more comprehensible. FrameWorks proposes three explanatory metaphors to clarify the role of public health informatics and the role of...

Communicating public health informatics: PowerPoint slides

November 4, 2016
Download these editable, customizable PowerPoint slides to use in presentations about public health informatics.

Reframed grant application

November 4, 2016
This before-and-after grant application demonstrates the difference between standard grant application language around public health informatics and what that language may look like after being reframed using the concepts from this toolkit.

Animated GIFS illustrating public health informatics

November 4, 2016
These animated GIFS illustrate the explanatory metaphors. They can be downloaded and used in digital communications materials.

Informatics infographics

November 4, 2016
Infographics illustrate two of the explanatory metaphors: informatics as architecture and informatics as logistics. These infographics can be used in both digital and print communications.

Examples of explanatory metaphors

November 4, 2016
When put into action, FrameWorks' explanatory metaphors can be used to illustrate the work of informaticians. These examples show how public health professionals can make their points more clearly and connect with their audiences more effectively using the metaphors.