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Louisiana Tech students are involved in an ongoing project that will help the Louisiana Department of Health create different much-needed items for the state’s COVID-19 health outreach activities.

The opportunity arose when Tech’s new Center for Health and Medical Communication was recently asked to join the LDH’s COVID-19 Communication-Health Promotion Advisory Council. The Center was then tasked with creating educational information not only on COVID-19, but also on other infectious diseases, such as the flu.

A collaborative effort between the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Engineering and Science, the Center for Health and Medical Communication was created in the Spring 2020 and falls under the University’s Research and Innovation Enterprise as a Research Center of Excellence. 

The center’s purpose is to conduct original research in health and medical communication, both to identify