health education

Vaccine skeptics aren’t swayed by emotional scare tactics

By Darin Watkins, Edward R. Murrow College of Communicaton PULLMAN, Wash. – On the heels of a nationwide measles outbreak comes a report that campaigns aimed at scaring people about the consequences of non-vaccination might not be as effective as many think. An upcoming article in the journal Communication Research challenges the popular assumption that […]

Spokane extension receives $350,000 for early learning

SPOKANE – WSU Extension’s Area Health Education Center of Eastern Washington has received a $350,000 grant from the state Department of Early Learning (DEL) to field test “Seeds to Success” in Spokane County.   The Spokane area program will be one of five locations across the state where the department’s new voluntary childcare quality rating and improvement system […]