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Lessons learned: Providing timely research briefs supercharges legislators’ use of research language in social media posts

You’re reading Lessons Learned, which distills practical takeaways from standout campaigns and peer-reviewed research in health and science communication. Want more Lessons Learned? Subscribe to our Call to Action newsletter. While quality research is crucial for policymaking, limited opportunities exist for researchers to directly influence policymakers. The SciComm Optimizer for Policy Engagement (SCOPE) intervention was designed … Continue reading “Lessons learned: Providing timely research briefs supercharges legislators’ use of research language in social media posts”

Learning how to engage with the media from Richard Tofel – an interview with Ouleye Ndoye

In fall 2023, the Center for Health Communication at Harvard Chan School offered a course called SBS 225 | Engaging the Press: A Practical look at Health Communication, taught by former news executive Richard (Dick) Tofel, who co-founded and served as president of ProPublica. We asked student Ouleye Ndoye, who is completing her DrPH degree, what … Continue reading “Learning how to engage with the media from Richard Tofel – an interview with Ouleye Ndoye”