Health Promotion and Communication Team
The lead health communication unit for domestic and global water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)-related disease in CDC’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases.
Mission: Providing clear, useful information on the many uses of water, WASH-related illnesses, and specific ways to stay healthy to the public and professionals in water-related roles.
The Health Promotion and Communication Team provides strategic communications expertise in the development and dissemination of information and materials for a variety of audiences. The team works with all Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch teams and WASH-related groups across CDC to create and share health promotion materials, education and training tools, and scientific information and data in various formats. In addition to educating and informing the public, the team also provides information and materials to state and local health departments, Ministries of Health, clinicians, researchers, industry groups, and other domestic and global partners.
- Carries out health education campaigns and observances
- Creates posters, fact sheets, and other health promotion materials
- Uses multimedia, social media, and new technologies to engage audiences
- Collaborates with partners and stakeholders to create and disseminate health promotion information and materials
- Creates and shares training and education materials and opportunities for public health and medical professionals, industry professionals, educators, and other stakeholders
- Responds to public inquiries through CDC-INFO and firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Develops and manages CDC-wide websites on WASH-related information:
- Healthy Water
- Healthy Contact Lens Wear and Care
- Harmful Algal Blooms
- WASH- and food-related parasitic diseases
- WASH- and food-related bacterial infections
- Free-living amebae
- Model Aquatic Health Code
- Waterborne Disease and Outbreak Surveillance Reporting
- The Safe Water System
- Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch