Training Overview

  • Audience: Public health students and professionals, social media officers, and anyone interested in health communications.
  • Format: Online, self-paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • Contact hours: Massachusetts CHO
  • Competencies: Health Communications
  • Learning level: Awareness
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Companion trainings: Marketing Public Health
  • Supplemental materials:

Effective communication is an essential element of public health efforts. Public health professionals need ways to make health messages easy to understand for all members of the community they serve, as health information can often be complex. Infographics are a dynamic way to share information, both in print and digital form. Public health professionals should be able to create effective and well-designed infographics to share important public health messages as a part of their public health communication strategy.

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What you’ll learn

After completing this training, you will be able to:

  • List 4 elements required to develop a good health infographic
  • Explain what makes an effective infographic
  • Define the ‘Design Thinking Process’
  • Use 2 Plain Language resources to simplify scientific writing
  • List the 7 design principles for infographics
  • Describe the 4 domains of the CDC Clear Communication Index
  • List 2 ways to ensure infographics are Section 508 compliant
  • List the 3 steps to test infographics before release

Subject Matter Expert

Ojaswini (Wini) Bakshi, MA, MPH
Program Manager


This training was supported by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) with funds made available by the Cooperative Agreement Number TP921913, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.

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