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Some considerations for the communication of results of air pollution health effects tracking.

Wartenberg D - Air Qual Atmos Health (2009)

Bottom Line: Communicating effectively and efficiently on air quality and its health impacts is an important but difficult and complex task.However, since every audience differs in goals, characteristics, and nature, what is most important is implementing an effective communications program.This program should include frequent two-way communication, repeated and on-going evaluation of how well the audience understands the messages, and consideration of how to improve the delivery.

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Affiliation: Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ 08854 USA.

ABSTRACT
Communicating effectively and efficiently on air quality and its health impacts is an important but difficult and complex task. It requires careful consideration of the audience one wants to reach, the messages one is trying to present, the venue through which the message will be delivered. The audience, context, technique, and content factors may affect how well it is heard and how appropriately it is interpreted. In this short paper, I describe many of these concerns and provide some suggestions for how best to address them. However, since every audience differs in goals, characteristics, and nature, what is most important is implementing an effective communications program. This program should include frequent two-way communication, repeated and on-going evaluation of how well the audience understands the messages, and consideration of how to improve the delivery.

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USEPA Region 9: ozone attainment areas. Available at: http://www.epa.gov/region9/air/maps/r9_o3.html
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Fig2: USEPA Region 9: ozone attainment areas. Available at: http://www.epa.gov/region9/air/maps/r9_o3.html

Mentions: Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 demonstrate some of the strengths and weaknesses of displays. Note that different types of data are displayed in these figures. Most data types (e.g., air quality, compliance, health outcomes) could be displayed in each of these types of figures. The choices for these particular figures are arbitrary. These examples were not chosen because they are particularly good or bad examples; rather, they were chosen to demonstrate that even the best displays have limitations and weaknesses, and even the worst displays have strengths and can convey some important information. The figures are provided to show some real world examples from which we can learn, copying features from some and modifying our displays to avoid problems with others.Fig. 1


Some considerations for the communication of results of air pollution health effects tracking.

Wartenberg D - Air Qual Atmos Health (2009)

USEPA Region 9: ozone attainment areas. Available at: http://www.epa.gov/region9/air/maps/r9_o3.html
© Copyright Policy
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Fig2: USEPA Region 9: ozone attainment areas. Available at: http://www.epa.gov/region9/air/maps/r9_o3.html
Mentions: Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 demonstrate some of the strengths and weaknesses of displays. Note that different types of data are displayed in these figures. Most data types (e.g., air quality, compliance, health outcomes) could be displayed in each of these types of figures. The choices for these particular figures are arbitrary. These examples were not chosen because they are particularly good or bad examples; rather, they were chosen to demonstrate that even the best displays have limitations and weaknesses, and even the worst displays have strengths and can convey some important information. The figures are provided to show some real world examples from which we can learn, copying features from some and modifying our displays to avoid problems with others.Fig. 1

Bottom Line: Communicating effectively and efficiently on air quality and its health impacts is an important but difficult and complex task.However, since every audience differs in goals, characteristics, and nature, what is most important is implementing an effective communications program.This program should include frequent two-way communication, repeated and on-going evaluation of how well the audience understands the messages, and consideration of how to improve the delivery.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ 08854 USA.

ABSTRACT
Communicating effectively and efficiently on air quality and its health impacts is an important but difficult and complex task. It requires careful consideration of the audience one wants to reach, the messages one is trying to present, the venue through which the message will be delivered. The audience, context, technique, and content factors may affect how well it is heard and how appropriately it is interpreted. In this short paper, I describe many of these concerns and provide some suggestions for how best to address them. However, since every audience differs in goals, characteristics, and nature, what is most important is implementing an effective communications program. This program should include frequent two-way communication, repeated and on-going evaluation of how well the audience understands the messages, and consideration of how to improve the delivery.

No MeSH data available.