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IPR is featuring research and some of the many Indigenous pioneers who have had an impact on the field of public relations in celebration of Native American Heritage Month. Annie Dodge Wauneka was born on April 11, 1910, into the Tse níjikíní Clan of the Diné in Navajo nation. As a child, Wauneka lost thousands … Continue reading Indigenous Pioneer Annie Dodge Wauneka (1910-1997)

This blog is provided by the IPR Behavioral Insights Research Center.  Anyone working in public relations or corporate communication knows that words matter. Behavioral scientists have amassed considerable evidence that even small wording changes can sometimes have surprisingly large effects on people’s attitudes, judgments, and behaviors. Some of this work has focused on wording that contains … Continue reading The Cure Effect: Choosing Your Words Carefully in Health Care Communications

This blog is provided by IPR based on the original study in Public Relations Review The COVID-19 pandemic has led to new lessons in health communication. Particularly, misinformation has spread through social media, driving some communities to engage in risky behaviors. For that reason, it is critical for public health messages to motivate members of … Continue reading Literacy and efficacy: Keys to promote safety behaviors during infectious disease outbreaks

This blog post summarizes “Public Health and Online Misinformation: Challenges and Recommendations,” from Annual Review of Public Health. Dr. Briony Swire-Thompson and Dr. David Lazer explored how individuals interact with inaccurate health information online, and how the ability to access so much information is affecting health outcomes. In addition, the researchers explored how the perceived … Continue reading Public Health and Online Misinformation: Challenges and Recommendations

Donna Rouner, Marilee Long, Roe Bubar, Irene Vernon, and Belinda Aungie are the authors of this study. They explored Native American youth, regarding health communication about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV/AIDS. The authors used one-on-one semi-structured interviews to conduct this research. Key Findings • Native youth used brochures more than any other media source … Continue reading Communication about sexually transmitted infections among rural and urban native American youth

Keywords: Breast cancer, Navajo, Culturally relevant video, American Indian Priscilla R. Sanderson and colleagues evaluated a culturally specific video designed to teach Navajo women about breast cancer treatment options. A mixed-method evaluation of 14 Navajo women diagnosed with breast cancer and 26 healthcare providers was conducted. Researchers documented their perceptions of the video immediately after watching … Continue reading Breast Cancer Education for Navajo Women

This summary is provided by IPR based on the original journal article in the Journal of Language and Social Psychology Miscommunication or negative impacts of certain styles of communication, especially with Native Americans, exacerbate the risk of life-threatening illnesses. Pamela J. Kalbfleisch, Ph.D., examined the contexts, problems, and impact of these problems for effective health … Continue reading Effective Health Communication in Native Populations in North America