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Making public health informatics visible: communicating an emerging field

November 4, 2016
Communicating about public health informatics and raising the profile of this emerging, interdisciplinary field of public health presents unique challenges. This strategic "map the gaps" report lays out these challenges and provides an initial set of strategies that communicators can use...

Quick start guide to reframing public health informatics

November 4, 2016
Framing is a process of making choices about what to emphasize (for example, clear explanations of how informatics contributes to solving public health problems) and what to leave unsaid (for example, jargon). This abbreviated guide provides a quick tour of themes to avoid, compared with...

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.