Two Online Efforts Expand Reporters' Resources for Covering Public Health Issues

Communications and advocacy tool kit and story bank for public health issues

In 2004–05, Christopher Conte, a writer for Governing magazine, wrote five magazine-length articles about key challenges facing state and local public health departments in diverse areas. In March 2006, the Trust for America's Health launched an online media center designed to educate reporters about public health issues.

Key Results

  • Conte wrote a series of five articles profiling five different public health programs run by health departments from diverse geographic areas and levels of government and facing different issues.

  • The Trust for America's Health established an online media resource center on public health issues.