(April 2009) - UK-SRPResearch Translation Core team member Anna Goodman Hoover joined Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues director Al Cross in discussing Kentucky newspaper coverage of health behaviors at the 2009 Priester Extension National Health Conference in Indianapolis, IN. Hoover and Cross presented the results of a content analysis of Kentucky community newspapers. The study focused on the coverage of healthy behaviors that mitigate illness and pointed to three current publication trends: 1) a general lack of health coverage, 2) a need for better source attribution, and 3) a blurring of the lines between editorial and advertising content. Study results can be viewed in their entirety online.
The Priester National Extension Health Conference brings together professionals involved in health research, education, and policy from the Cooperative Extension System (CES), health care, federal organizations and agencies, private nonprofit organizations and associations, school systems, land-grant institutions, and other institutions of higher education. This year's conference theme was Healthy Transitions in a Changing World.
Hoover is communications director for the Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute and is communications liaison for the UK-SBRP Research Translation Core.