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Harvard School of Public Health

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Spring 2 2010

Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, Center for Health Communication, and Office of Communications
Dr. Jay Winsten (P), Robin Herman
2.5 credits
Lectures, seminars, case studies. One three-hour session per week

This course provides students with an overview of the media environment and teaches
practical skills for handling interviews and press conferences; writing press releases and opinion articles; and developing and implementing mass media campaigns to effect positive behavior change. It includes analyses of how news decisions are made by the media, how to deliver an effective message during a public health emergency or institutional crisis, and how health news can be generated. Guest lecturers will include public officials, individuals from major media outlets, and communication professionals. Course Activities: The course will be a combination of lectures, case studies, practical exercises, and discussion.
Course Note: Enrollment limited to 25 students; instructor's signature required; preference given to graduating SHDHstudents.


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Spring 2 2009

Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, Center for Health Communication, and Office of Communications
Dr. Jay Winsten (P), Dr. I Kawachi (S), Robin Herman
2.5 credits
Lectures, seminars, case studies. One three-hour session per week

This course provides students with an overview of the media environment and teaches
practical skills for handling interviews and press conferences; writing press releases and opinion articles; and developing and implementing mass media campaigns to effect positive behavior change. It includes analyses of how news decisions are made by the media, how to deliver an effective message during a public health emergency or institutional crisis, and how health news can be generated. Guest lecturers will include public officials, individuals from major media outlets, and communication professionals. Course Activities: The course will be a combination of lectures, case studies, practical exercises, and discussion.
Course Note: Enrollment limited to 25 students; instructor's signature required; preference given to graduating SHDHstudents.


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Spring 2 2008

Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, Center for Health Communication, and Office of Communications
Dr. Jay Winsten (P), Lisa Berkman (S), Robin Herman
2.5 credits
Lectures, seminars, case studies. One three-hour session per week

This course provides students with an overview of the media environment and teaches
practical skills for handling interviews and press conferences; writing press releases and opinion articles; and developing and implementing mass media campaigns to effect positive behavior change. It includes analyses of how news decisions are made by the media, how to deliver an effective message during a public health emergency or institutional crisis, and how health news can be generated. Guest lecturers will include public officials, individuals from major media outlets, and communication professionals. Course Activities: The course will be a combination of lectures, case studies, practical exercises, and discussion.
Course Note: Enrollment limited to 25 students; instructor's signature required; preference given to graduating SHDHstudents.


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Spring 2 2007

Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, Center for Health Communication, and Office of Communications
Dr. Jay Winsten (P), Lisa Berkman (S) Dr. Howard Koh, Robin Herman
2.5 credits
Lectures, seminars, case studies. One three-hour session per week

This course provides students with an overview of the media environment and teaches
practical skills for handling interviews and press conferences; writing press releases and opinion articles; and developing and implementing mass media campaigns to effect positive behavior change. It includes analyses of how news decisions are made by the media, how to deliver an effective message during a public health emergency or institutional crisis, and how health news can be generated. Guest lecturers will include public officials, individuals from major media outlets, and communication professionals. Course Activities: The course will be a combination of lectures, case studies, practical exercises, and discussion.
Course Note: Enrollment limited to 35 students; instructor's signature required; preference given to graduating HSPH students. (5.06)


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

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