The Writing Program

Overview

Clear and effective communication is a critical component of public health leadership. In no other field do authors routinely deal with a complex range of factors that include age, gender, education, economics, race, sex, culture, medicine, genetics, individual behavior, family, community, and social justice. Furthermore, one of the conditions necessary for improving public health is clear communication among a wide array of stakeholders, including researchers, practitioners, health providers, administrators, policy-makers, journalists, educators, and communities.

All courses focus on writing clear, concise, and coherent evidence-based critical arguments, and involve collaborative learning through teamwork and peer review. The courses differ in terms of their objectives: some take a broader approach to public health writing, others focus on specific formats, such as policy and research writing. For more information, contact Donald Halstead, Director of Writing Programs.

Writing Resources