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Introduction to Health Communication

July 19, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Workshop Description:

Health communication is the practice of sharing effective, accurate, and actionable information with the community to empower well-informed health choices. Community-based organizations have a growing involvement in the creation and dissemination of health-related information that can impact lives. This workshop will cover the basic principles of health communication and the various ways to deliver health information. The workshop will be interactive and does not require prior health communication experience. Come ready to get creative!

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore the concept of health communication
  2. Identify different health communication delivery methods
  3. Evaluate the efficiency of previous health communication campaigns
  4. Design effective health communication strategies that are culturally competent and consider the importance of health equity

Featured Speakers

Amanda Morgan, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor in Residence
UNLV School of Public Health

Amanda Morgan, Ph.D, MPH joined the UNLV School of Public Health in 2011. She has been teaching full time since then, instructing students in environmental justice, sexuality and sexuality health, and introduction to public health courses. As part of the Social and Behavioral Department at the UNLV School of Public Health, Dr. Morgan is passionate about empowering people to make risk-aware health choices and help prevent the health disparities that we see today across some many Southern Nevada communities. Amanda is a UNLV alumni, receiving her B.S, MPH, and Ph.D all from UNLV.

David Perez

Equity and Community Director
Immunize Nevada

David rejoined Immunize Nevada in February 2021 and resumed responsibilities for managing and implementing equitable distribution processes of COVID-19 vaccines and resources through various state initiatives and collaborations. One of which includes the Nevada Vaccine Equity Collaborative, operated in partnership with the Nevada Minority Health and Equity Coalition. David earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism and public relations from the University of Nevada, Reno and is currently pursuing his master’s degree in journalism and media studies at UNLV.

Aaliyah Goodie, MPH

Vaccine Equity Manager
Immunize Nevada

Aaliyah joined the Immunize Nevada team in November 2020 to work on newly implemented efforts around COVID-19 vaccines. Aaliyah currently serves on the equity team at Immunize Nevada in working to ensure equitable distribution and resources for the COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines and is also working to launch additional research projects to study COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy. Aaliyah received her Bachelor’s in Public Health from San Diego State University and earned her Master’s in Public Health from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Funding Disclosure: *This project is supported by the Nevada State Division of Public and Behavioral Health through Grant Number 1 NH75OT000092-01-00 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Division nor the CDC. Any activities performed under this sub-award shall acknowledge the funding was provided through the Division by Grant Number 1 NH75OT000092-01-00 from the CDC.


July 19, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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