I’ve recently been trying to get more information on who’s doing what in health communication across the region. In the course of my diggings, I came across this book published this past summer. Health Communication in the Caribbean and Beyond: A Reader by Dr. Godfrey A. Steele is an excellent resource for introducing the concepts and applications.  The book is described as a “comprehensive, wellresearched and up-to-date discussion of the local and international health communication literature and provides a theoretical and practical framework for teaching health and/or medical communication skills. It reviews, explains and applies health communication concepts and principles, and provides contexts for their application in both the classroom and in the health professions.”

In an article in Trinidad’s Guardian newspaper about the book’s launch quoted Dr Brader Brathwaite, retired senior lecturer in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, as saying

“The reader is just a trailblazer in a number of books that must now be published in the area of health communication because one day we may come to accept health communication will be the key to better health for Caribbean people.”

I think this is one of the best quotes I’ve seen for increased attention to the role of health communication in health promotion and disease prevention. I like it so much, I am going to add it to the header for my blog. Yeah!!!.

To read the full article, go to: http://www.guardian.co.tt/node/18424

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