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Public Health: Public Health Communications

Recommended resources for HPD Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) Program students and faculty


New from CDC! Guide on Writing for Social Media

 The Enhanced and improved second edition of the Health Communicator's Social Media Toolkit Adobe PDF file [PDF - 2.42MB] now available.

Social Media Tools, Guidelines & Best Practices

Refer to these guidelines for information on clearance and security requirements, best practices and lessons learned in planning social media activities at CDC.


Video- The Future of Public Health

Searchable inventory of national public health campaigns

Database of national public health campaigns

This searchable inventory of local, state, and national campaigns offers models and resources for health departments, community based organizations, and other prevention partners planning HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB health communication campaigns. It features resources geared to reach a variety of audiences


Communications Toolkit

NACCHO'S Communications Toolkit contains marketing and branding resources to help local health departments (LHDs) effectively communicate the value of local governmental public health, promote health and wellness, and build relationships with the media, policymakers, and the general public. It also features tips on how LHDs can use popular social media tools, such as Facebook and Twitter, to reach their communities.

Tonight's Presentation

Social Media for Public Health

National Prevention Information Network (NPIN)

Social Media for Public Health - Webcast Recordings

In the Know: Social Media for Public Health is a series of six webcasts, each focusing on a different social media channel and providing basic information, tips, and hints for how to use them to meet your needs.




LinkedIn & Slideshare



Gaming & Mobile



Facebook &

Image Sharing
(Instagram, Pinterest & Flickr)





Google+ and YouTube