Assignment 2: Communicating Science and Health Research Paper
This final Assignment provides an opportunity to consider strategies for communicating science and health research to the public. You will select a current primary research article and utilize the NIH Tool “A Checklist for Communicating Science and Health Research to the Public,” found on the NIH Clear Communication Science, Health, and Public Trust page, to summarize the article for the general public.
Find a current primary research article published within the last year with a biological focus. Prepare and submit your Assignment that includes the following:
An APA style title page, including your name, date, course and section, and title
APA style headings for each section below
Explain how you would address each bullet point in the “Setting the Stage” and “Describing the Science” section of the NIH Tool: “A Checklist for Communicating Science and Health Research to the Public” if you were summarizing your selected primary research article for the general public
Using the information provided above, provide a 1 page summary of the article that could be published in a newspaper or in an online article available for review by the general public.
Cite the sources within your text in APA style
Include an APA formatted reference list at the end of your Assignment.
Resource for Assignment 2
National Institutes for Health (NIH). (2018). Clear Communication, Science, Health and Public Trust. A Checklist for Communicating Science and Health Research to the Public. Retrieved from https://www.nih.gov/about-nih/
National Institutes for Health (NIH). (2018). Clear Communication, Science, Health and Public Trust. Magnifying Your Messaging, Social Media as Part of a Communication Strategy. Retrieved from https://www.nih.gov/about-nih/
Korda, H., & Itani, Z. (2013). Harnessing social media for health promotion and behavior change. Health Promotion Practice, 14(1), 15–23.
Moorhead, S. A., Hazlett, D. E., Harrison, L., Carroll, J. K., Irwin, A., & Hoving, C. (2013). A new dimension of health care: Systematic review of the uses, benefits, and limitations of social media for health communication. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 15(4), e85.