Why and How to Communicate Effectively
Local public health communications encompasses a broad array of LHD-led activities that promote healthy behavior, build support for organized local public health efforts, and increase LHDs’ impact and influence for the benefit of society.
Promoting healthy behavior
Building support for organized local health efforts
Tip: Keep it Constant
Communicate regularly, reporting progress to the public, partners, and policy-makers even in the absence of crisis or changes in direction. Regular contact lays the foundation for calling on those relationships for support and assistance at key moments.
How you tell the story about local public health and the role of local health departments will vary depending on who you are talking to—peers, policymakers, community groups, the media, and the general public. These three fact sheets describe the role local health departments’ play in the communities they serve and offer suggestions about how to customize them for use in your own communities. More »
PowerPoint Presentation: Public Health 101
This PowerPoint presentation with slides and script about public health is designed for a general audience. Originally developed by NACCHO in 2005, for a briefing Capitol Hill, "Public Health 101," can be adapted for use with local audiences. More »
Public Service Announcements
Tips and Templates for PSAs
PSAs can be an excellent way to spread messages on a small budget. Learn tricks of the trade and avoid reinventing the wheel by using these professionally written PSA templates. More »
User-Friendly Ad Templates