Communications Project

Communications Learning Collaborative

Click here to access HOAC’s online learning collaborative, home to dozens of essential resources selected to help health officers, health executives and their staff better communicate public health issues and more effectively promote health equity.

Public Health Communications Awards Announced

It is with great pleasure that we announce the winners of the HOAC Public Health Communications Awards. We are proud of all the work done by these local health departments. Click on the campaign to read the winning application.

Public Health Communication Awardees
After consideration of all applicants, the Public Health Communications Workgroup awards $10,000 to each of the following campaigns.
Best Collaboration Between/Among Local Health Departments: Rx Drug Safety Placer and Nevada County, Placer and Nevada Counties
Most Promising Campaign Proposal: Homeless of Napa: Housing is Health Care, Napa County
Most Innovative Campaign in a Large Jurisdiction: Choose Health LA Moms, Los Angeles County
Most Innovative Campaign in a Medium Jurisdiction: Vibe Solano, Solano County
Most Innovative Campaign in a Small Jurisdiction: Health Through My Eyes (a youth photo voice project), El Dorado County
Most Innovative Campaign in a Very Small Jurisdiction: healthyselfieTC, Tuolumne County
Most Impactful Campaign in a Large Jurisdiction: Love Your Heart, San Diego County
Most Impactful Campaign in a Medium Jurisdiction: Gonorrhea Community Outreach, Butte County
Most Impactful Campaign in a Small Jurisdiction: Friends Don’t Give Friends the Measles, Shasta County
Most Impactful Campaign in a Very Small Jurisdiction: Paseo de Mariposa, Mariposa County
Honorable Mentions
These campaigns are worthy of special recognition. There are no funds attached to this honor.
Best Use of Youth Voice: STD ET2, Solano County

Best Use of Digital Media: Eat. Play. Breathe. Orange County

About the Project

Thanks to generous funding from The California Endowment, HOAC will implement a Communications Project from January, 2015 to December, 2016. This project will support the use of trusted public health spokespersons and stories to increase awareness of and engagement in health equity and communitywide disease prevention efforts in California. The project incorporates the Health Happens Here frame.
HOAC will be working with Brown Miller Communications to provide technical assistance to local health departments throughout the project.

Technical Assistance

All California local health departments can contact Brown Miller for individual technical assistance related to communications campaigns. Click here for a fact sheet on the project and the technical assistance available to you.