Public Health Communications: A Case Study from the Ebola Epidemic



Primary Competency

Communication Skills

The Colorado School of Public Health hosted a symposium in collaboration with partners from state and local public health agencies and hospitals to share information about how Colorado is prepared and ready to handle Ebola.  This video is Communicating with the Public about Ebola by Sheana Bull, PhD, MPH.

Learning Objectives
  1. Brief intro to effective health messaging
  2. The 21st Century Communications environment
  3. Consider some great examples and not so great examples in the Ebola outbreak
Length of Learning Opportunity
13 minutes
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Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

Professor Sheana Bull, PhD

Sheana Bull is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health and the Director of the mHealth Impact Laboratory at the University of Colorado, Colorado School of Public Health.  Her research focuses on the use of social and mobile digital technologies for health promotion and disease surveillance in the US with disadvantaged communities and in the global south, with a particular emphasis on improving access to design for people who face disparities in health outcomes and on exploring how people engage and communicate using these technologies.  Her teaching is focused on the development and application of social science theory to current public health priorities and on an introduction to global health for undergraduates.

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