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Some information about site activities will likely be presented using print materials during the public health assessment process. Some examples are fact sheets, newsletters, and articles in newspapers or other periodicals. Results of public health investigations are reported in printed documents such as health consultations or public health assessments.
Authors should write their information clearly and accurately so it can be read and understood quickly.
Following are some ideas that have been found effective in presenting printed materials:
Some characteristics of a community that might affect how information is presented include the following:
The presentation should always include information important to the community. Community concerns should be addressed, and all messages should be clear, concise, and accurate.
Information that is presented in print benefits no one if it is not read and understood. Some ways that a health assessor might evaluate printed materials before distributing them to the entire community include:
If community members decide to share their concerns or observations using
written materials, they can use similar methods to test their materials
and can ask the health assessor and other team members to review the materials
and provide feedback.
|Last updated: February 14, 2008||ATSDR
EPH Training Coordinator