Empowering Your Audience to Improve Their Health: Tools for Elevating Chronic Disease Communications to Support Your Programs (On-demand webinar)

2 modules

Course Length
90 mins

Region IV Public Health Training Center

22 Sep 2021



Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on May 21, 2018.

Training Overview
This webinar will present the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors’ approach to effective communications about chronic diseases and chronic disease programming. It will include a brief overview of how some patient populations receive their healthcare information and common problems and solutions to reaching these populations effectively with empowering health information. General guidance for how to evaluate your own communications tools and procedures also will be included.

The course contains two modules: a content module and a resources and evaluation module. After accessing both modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard.

This recording is approximately 90 minutes. There are no prerequisites. Participants will need a broadband internet connection (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred browsers) and computer speakers. For technical support, please contact emoryphtc@emory.edu.

About the Trainer
Paige L. Rohe, MPH

At CHOA, one of the largest pediatric healthcare organizations nationally, Ms. Rohe oversaw clinical and operational communications for the medical staff, managed serious infectious disease communications, and led several flagship public affairs efforts, including the award-winning launch of the clinically integrated network, The Children's Care Network. She was assistant director for news and information at The Carter Center, which houses the press office for former President Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter. She supported publicity and social media for the Center's Health Programs. She traveled with President and Mrs. Carter to Haiti/Dominican Republic, South Sudan, and San Diego, CA, and brought documentary film crews to Ethiopia and Liberia to cover the Center’s work. She began her career in Washington, D.C., working for APCO Worldwide, a public affairs consultancy, and has since completed freelance writing and social media projects for several nonprofits and academic institutions.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31680, Public Health Training Centers for $4,348,992. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.


By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • identify resources to help speak with a consistent voice and style at multiple reading and health literacy levels.
  • discuss common terms and phrases that are culturally competent for populations with chronic diseases.
  • assess his/her own communications tools and resources to identify areas of improvement.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Certificate of Completion for Online Module

Empowering Your Audience to Improve Their Health: Tools for Elevating Chronic Disease Communications to Support Your Programs
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Resources and Evaluation
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