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Changing the news: a media engagement toolkit for Aboriginal health professionals (2012)

Author

Leach V, James R, McManus A, Thompson SC

City

Perth, WA

Type

Report

Institution

Health Communication Resources

 

Description

This toolkit provides advice for Aboriginal health professionals on dealing with the media. It covers:

This toolkit was produced as part of the Aboriginal health communication project Western Australia (WA), with input from Aboriginal health and media professionals. The project was a partnership between Health Communication Resources, WA Centre for Health Promotion Research (WACHPR), Curtin University, Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health (CUCRH), now known as the WA Centre for Rural Health and funded by Healthway.

A companion toolkit has been produced for journalists, which provides guidance to journalists as they navigate the Aboriginal health sector in the course of news gathering and reporting. It provides practical advice from participating Aboriginal health professionals.

 

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This toolkit provides advice for Indigenous health professionals about engaging with the media. It covers:

The toolkit includes a worksheet to assist with writing a media release.

The toolkit was produced as part of the Aboriginal health communication project in Western Australia (WA), with input from Aboriginal health and media professionals. The project was a partnership between Health Communication Resources, WA Centre for Health Promotion Research (WACHPR) (Curtin University), Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health (CUCRH), and is funded by Healthway.

A companion toolkit has been produced for journalists, providing guidance on reporting about Australian Indigenous health.

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Last updated: 14 May 2014
 
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