HCA 415 WEEK 2 ASSIGNMENT ( The Media and Public Health )

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The Media and Public HealthHCA 415: Community and Public HealthThe Media and Public HealthPeople depend on national print media sources to inform them of important issues involving the nation, state and their local communities for more than one hundred-twenty years. The national media is only as good as their sources and then the story is either embellished or downsized to fit a column. The media write to inform or influence readers. Sometimes, as a vehicle for public health messages, an over or under representation of specific risks and conditions that could be associated with health care. The national print media is very publicly influential and can skew the perception of healthcare issues and quality of human life.The avenues of the national print media that are conducive to accessing the public are newspapers, magazines, billboards, and the internet. These venues are very influential on public behavior with health and other issues. However, the information offered can manipulate behavior so, that both the risks and conditions that are normally related with various illnesses might be skewed. Most people read the articles on public health issues provided by the national print media are inclined to accept the articles as true, believable and dependable. Yet, the national media has the tendency to over or under state the data given to the public depending on the political agenda of the author.The New York Times, established in 1851 is in circulation glo

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