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Mohammadi S, Keshavarz Mohammadi N, Nasrollahi A, Montazeri A, Ramezankhani A. The protocol for HCIN Study: Exploring Health Coverage in News agencies, implementing and evaluating a health promotion intervention. Health Educ Health Promot. 2021; 9 (1)
URL: http://hehp.modares.ac.ir/article-5-47215-en.html
1- School of Public Health and Safety, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Islamic Azad University (IAU), Central Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran
3- Health Metrics Research Center, Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, ACECR, Tehran, Iran
4- School of Public Health and Safety, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , aramezankhani@sbmu.ac.ir
Abstract:   (127 Views)
Background: Mass media are among the most important tools for enhancing health information and health promotion in any country. Among the different types of mass media, news agencies are the primary source of health information. The present study examines health coverage in news agencies and implements and evaluates an intervention for improvement of health promotion news coverage.
Methods: The explanatory sequential mixed method study includes five phases, including quantitative content analysis of news agencies, semi structured interviews, an intervention and evaluation of the intervention, and synthesis the recommendations. Four news agencies utilizing purposeful sampling method would be selected and divided in two case and two control groups. Primary outcomes: awareness raising and enhancing the knowledge, attitude, and performance of health journalists, and improving the communication between the media and the health sectors. Secondary outcomes: increasing the quality and quantity of public health (health protection, prevention, education and promotion) related news agencies coverage. In the Fifth phase, utilizing the results of the four phases, practical recommendation will be proposed for creating health-promoting media.
Discussion: This result would provide a more holistic approach to understanding current situation, generating more effective and comprehensive strategies to utilize the potential of news agencies for health promotion and creating health-promoting news agencies.
Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Health Media
Received: 2020/10/29 | Accepted: 2021/01/25 | Published: 2021/01/23

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