Health Communication Services
What is Health Communication?
According to the National Cancer Institute, health communication may be defined as “the study and use of communication strategies to inform and influence individual and community decisions that enhance health.” Health communication plays a big role in a person's decision to adopt positive health behaviors. According to Healthy People 2020, people form their health behaviors based on the information, communication, and technology available to them.
Orange County Health News
Weekly on Wednesdays, Health Communications Services publishes the Orange County Health News, an e-newsletter with the latest health information.
Health Communication at the Orange County Health Department
The Orange County Health Department uses health communication principles to develop public information campaigns, health education materials, and promotional materials highlighting the overall department and its services. Our communications manager carries out various projects including:
- Campaign development and implementation
- Communication / dissemination planning
- Material development and pre-testing
- Media relations
- Social marketing
- Gateway to Health Communication & Social Marketing Practice (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
For more information, contact:
Communications Manager/ Public Information Officer
Orange County Health Department