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Communicating about the Monkeypox Outbreak: Lessons From the Social and Behavioral Sciences Webinar
As the monkeypox outbreak continues to grow in the United States, state and local decision-makers need to communicate to the public about symptoms, treatments, vaccines, transmission, and mitigation measures. The outbreak has been concentrated among the men who have sex with men (MSM) population, which includes gay and bisexual men, and as such communication about the risk of monkeypox needs to be done without discriminating and stigmatizing this community. Targeted communication with at-risk populations is needed to raise awareness, manage risk perception, and provide resources to support informed decision-making.
Join the Societal Experts Action Network for a webinar to discuss lessons from social and behavioral science research to inform strategies that can be used in communicating about monkeypox.
Speakers will include:
• Emily Brunson – Texas State University (Moderator)
• Patrick Ashley – DC Health
• Joseph Osmundson – New York University
• Michele Andrasik – Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
• Xiaoli Nan – University of Maryland
• Valerie Earnshaw – University of Delaware