Communicating the Value of Public Health

A toolkit for the public health workforce, including how-to's, best practices, and numerous resources for improving communication strategies in the field of public health.  pdf files for each item may be downloaded below.

Colloquium Materials


View the Agenda (document)

View the Presentation (powerpoint)

Iowa Initiative

Summary of the Iowa Initiative five-year demonstration project results. (pdf)

Community Conversations Project Overview (pdf)

FusionFarm, Enhance your Internet Presence (pdf)

Iowa Initiative (website)

Guidance on the release of information concerning deaths, epidemics or emerging diseases. (website)


APHA Legislative Advocacy Handbook (pdf)

APHA Top Ten Rules of Advocacy (pdf)

UsingMediatoAdvancePublicHealthAgendas (pdf)

Social Media

CDCGuidetoWritingforSocialMedia (pdf)

HealthCommunicatorSocialMediaToolkit_bm (pdf)

IntegratingSocialMediaforEmergencyPrepEfforts (pdf)

SocialInternetSitesasSourceofPublicHealthInfo (pdf)

Open Learning

Our Full, Open Training Catalog is available to anyone in our Open Learning Management System Portal