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Communicating to Advance the Public’s Health: Workshop Summary


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The Institute of Medicine’s (IOM’s) Roundtable on Population Health Improvement brings together individuals and organizations that represent different sectors in a dialogue about what is needed to improve population health, from looking beyond the health care delivery setting, to exploring solutions to address the social and environmental factors that shape health outcomes. On September 22, 2014, the roundtable held a workshop to discuss some of the science of health communication, audiences, and messaging, and to explore what it will take to generate widespread awareness, acceptance, and action to improve health, including through the entertainment media, the news media, and social media.