Recent HCC presentations

(February 2018) HCC staff recently gave three presentations on health communication, each targeted to the interests and needs of a specific audience: clinical investigators and study coordinators; institutional informatics leadership; and population health researchers. You are welcome to contact us if you are interested in hosting a presentation for your colleagues, research team, or staff.

“Communication strategies for researchers: Recruit, retain, educate, disseminate, and collaborate”
DF/HCC Clinical Investigator Education Series
February 1, 2018

Communication can support the success of clinical research. HCC shared strategic approaches that can enhance the effectiveness of research efforts, highlighting six recent projects and sharing practical tips researchers can use.

“Web development solutions for researchers”
DFCI Informatics
January 23, 2018

Three examples of advanced functionality and custom programming were highlighted in this presentation to DFCI’s informatics leadership:
Online clinical decision aid with individualized risk assessment, values clarification, and summary report (front-end and Drupal)
Password-protected intervention site featuring a secure repository for housing and analyzing patient-submitted images (full stack and Drupal, Drupal API)
Research collaboration proposal submission website (full stack, no CMS)

“Developing a culturally competent clinical decision aid”
Center for Community-Based Research
January 3, 2018

UP: Understanding PrEP is an online tool to promote clinical discussions about HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis among men at high risk for HIV infection. HCC outlined the process of creating a communication strategy that responded to the needs of the audience and their providers, and demonstrated ways in which understanding the target audiences contributed to its cultural competency.