Not all government coronavirus health advice is reaching people who speak a language other than English. That's about one in five households.
There's growing awareness about health disparities, and environmental factors need to be considered when communicating public health messages.
Produced during a crisis, an emerging collection of books talk to kids about coronavirus.
COVID-19 differs significantly from HIV and Ebola. But the potential consequences of having a misinformed public are similar.
The recognition that COVID-19 is accompanied by an equally alarming “infodemic” has added a level of complexity to the situation. What are the consequences of this avalanche of information?
African countries face unique challenges in their efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, but lessons learned in other regions where the coronavirus has already peaked may be helpful.
Attempting to defeat these folk theories with science achieved little; the myth busters of the AIDS epidemic were talking past those they were trying to convince.
When a government's health messaging during a crisis is inconsistent or unrealistic, it engenders the kind of confusion, misinformation and non-cooperation seen in the US and UK.
If patients received counselling from someone who spoke their language, they would have an opportunity to ask questions about their medical condition and understand it more clearly.
What's the best way to tackle coronavirus myths and misinformation if they come up in everyday conversation?
Poor communication and misinformation is yet another way an epidemic can cause harm. So it's important health authorities get their messaging right.
Responding to someone who questions vaccination can be difficult. Before you react, it pays to assess the situation because weighing in can do more harm than good.
As more data are collected, it's important for the public to understand how their health information is being used. But user agreements are often complex, lengthy and written in inaccessible language.
While 92% of adults feel that talking with their loved ones about end-of-life care is important, only 32% have actually done so.
The ABC's new show Ask the Doctor goes some way to explain the many contributors to obesity. So, why spoil it with the take-home message that willpower is all you need to lose weight?
Whilst most parents do vaccinate, health professionals often find it difficult to talk with those who are hesitant or decline. A new resource provides information and communication support.