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Health matters to all of us, but people tend to think about it in narrow, stigmatizing, and fatalistic ways. Framing can help widen the lens.

Too often, factors and circumstances that shape our health are devalued or ignored. The public, elected officials, and some health providers tend to focus narrowly on lifestyles and behaviors.

Language can entrench and spread misconceptions—or it can unlock alternative ideas and perspectives.

Explore these studies to find frames that help explain the social determinants of health and health equity.

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Seeing Upstream: Mapping the Gaps between Expert and Public Understandings of Health in the United Kingdom

This report summarizes expert and public understandings of health in the United Kingdom and “maps the gaps” between them.

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Telling a Story of Safety: Media and Organizational Discourse on Patient Safety

This report draws on research to describe how media and organizations shape public understanding of patient safety.

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Safety Is More than Caring: Mapping the Gaps between Expert, Public, and Health Care Professional Understandings of Patient Safety

This report summarizes how members of the public and health care professionals think about and understand patient safety.

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Media and Organizational Discourse on Patient Safety

This report summarizes how advocacy groups and the news media frame the issue of patient safety in news coverage and organizational materials.

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Getting Stories to Stick: The Shape of Public Discourse on Oral Health

Building public support—and ultimately changing oral health care policies—requires that we tell a new story.

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Beyond Awareness of Stigma: Moving Public Understanding to the Next Level

This report compares expert and public views of issues related to mental health and outlines the differences between them.

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Public Discourse on Oral Health

This systematic content analysis explores how the news media and advocacy organizations frame oral health.

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Reframing Oral Health

To elevate oral health issues, experts, advocates, and communications professionals need framing strategies that have the power to dislodge unproductive patterns of thinking and spark new, more...

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Seeing the Spectrum: Mapping the Gaps between Expert and Public Understandings of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Manitoba

This report explores experts and public views of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in Manitoba and “maps the gaps” between them.

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Unlocking the Door to New Thinking: Frames for Advancing Oral Health Reform

How can we talk about oral health in a way that elevates its importance - and helps people understand its connection to health equity?

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“A House, a Tent, a Box”: Mapping the Gaps Between Expert and Public Understandings of Healthy Housing

This study compares public and expert understandings of housing.

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Reframing Public Health Informatics

Welcome to Reframing Public Health Informatics—a collection of evidence-based framing recommendations and sample communications designed to help the public health workforce talk about...