Health Communication

A black patient receives a vaccine

Vaccine Hesitancy and COVID-19

Q&A with Abram Wagner and Trina R. Shanks

With several vaccines approved and more people receiving them, our eyes now turn to vaccine acceptance. Vaccines give us the ability to prevent severe disease and reduce transmission. What questions do people have about the vaccines and the systems administering them? Read more

Beth Brines uses technology on campus to connect with global partners

Remote Global Health Internship Is Not an Oxymoron

Q&A with Elizabeth Brines

Global internships this summer were rather different from what students might have envisioned. With a creative spirit, adaptable skills, and a passion for moving public health forward, Michigan students spent their summer months connecting with and learning from a variety of global health partners. Read more

A person pointing a remote at a television.

Positive COVID-19 Messaging on TV Can Persuade Resistant Viewers

Ken Resnicow quoted in Variety

Positive TV messaging about coronavirus safety protocols and vaccines in both scripted and unscripted series can help save lives by persuading ambivalent and resistant viewers to follow recommended public health guidelines Read more

Raise Your Voice

Take the Mic Contest Taps Creativity to Fight COVID-19

The "Take the Mic" contest is part of a series of community-engaged efforts funded by a nearly $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to address misinformation and mistrust around COVID-19, vaccine trials and the vaccine. Read more

Aerial view of Michigan Stadium, the

Learning Public Health Practice in a Virtual World

Q&A with Elizabeth Zaebst

A hypothetical college football game—a familiar scenario for Michigan students—provided the backdrop to a remote preparedness exercise for public health students and the Washtenaw County Health Department. Familiarity with the Big House and surrounding terrain helped the students focus on how to keep everyone healthy. Read more