In Issue 2 of Public Health Research & Practice, several papers look at conveying the value of prevention and promoting public health research and programs. Our guest editor is Professor Simon Chapman, AO, well known for his work in tobacco control, gun control and wind farms, and his interests in communication in public health.

Issue 2 contents

Editorial: Communicating public health messages
Sally Redman

Perspectives

Reflections on a 38-year career in public health advocacy: 10 pieces of advice to early career researchers and advocates
Simon Chapman, Guest Editor

Should we do battle with antivaccination activists? 
Julie Leask

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in Australia – the future is prevention 
Elizabeth Elliott

Research

Social media campaigns that make a difference: what can public health learn from the corporate sector and other social change marketers?
Becky Freeman, Sofia Potente, Vanessa Rock, Jacqueline McIver

Manual versus automated coding of free-text medication data in the 45 and Up Study 
Danijela Gnjidic, Sallie-Anne Pearson, Sarah Hilmer, Jim Basilakis, Andrea Shaffer, Fiona Blyth, Emily Banks

Reliability study of clinical electronic records with paper records in the NSW Public Oral Health Service
Angela Masoe, Anthony Blinkhorn, Kim Colyvas, Jane Taylor, Fiona Blinkhorn

Hepatitis C enhanced surveillance: results from a southeastern Sydney pilot program
Catherine Bateman-Steel, Elizabeth Smedley, Marlene Kong, Mark Ferson

In practice

Piloting proactive marketing to recruit disadvantaged adults to a community-wide obesity prevention program
Blythe O’Hara, Dianne Eggins, Philayrath Phongsavan, Andrew Milat, Adrian Bauman, John Wiggers

Health promotion ‘on steroids’: an approach to promoting rapid HIV testing in NSW 
Nick Roberts, Jo Holden, Timothy Duck, Samara Kitchener

News & views

Plain packaging an “extraordinary success”
Anne Messenger

NSW pledges support for FASD
Anne Messenger

‘No jab, no pay’ recommendation raises concerns
Anne Messenger

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