Posts Tagged 'Public Safety'

An Olympic Story…from a Public Health Point of View

Jul 19

With about one week remaining until the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympics, media outlets across the world have been and will continue to cover the trials, athletes, uniforms, performers, and much more. But, from a public health and social marketing perspective, there’s another type of story that we need to ensure gets out there […]

Introducing OgilvyEngage

May 16

The Business of Behavior Companies increasingly recognize that if societies falter, their business can’t succeed. Accordingly, many enterprises acknowledge that it is a business imperative to get people to change individual behaviors around such issues as driving safely, eating healthier, taking medications regularly, staying out of debt  and others. Through corporate responsibility commitments, sustainability initiatives, […]

I won’t leave home without Fido

Apr 05

Disaster communications and policy changes means residents and their furry family members are safer, more accommodated Recently a colleague shared an article discussing the impact that the loss of a pet can have on humans –the grief can be extreme, akin to the loss of their human family members and friends. Ok, so maybe I […]

Will You Be My Valentine? Only If You Wash Your Hands

Feb 16

Valentine’s Day is over – as shown by the discounted boxes of candy, wilting flowers, and picked-over rows of red greeting cards. What’s not quite finished is the flu season. I recently came across a Valentine’s Day-themed e-card from the American Public Health Association. The text reads: “I wanna hold your hand. But only after […]

How Social Media Can Be Used As An Epidemiology Tool

Jun 14

Social media, including Facebook, Google, Twitter, and location-based services like Foursquare, are forever changing the way epidemiologists discover, track, and study the spread of disease. Instead of waiting for health authorities to investigate an outbreak and not report on results for weeks or even months, victims from all over the world are coming together and […]

The White House and Facebook Join the Fight to #StopCyberBullying

Mar 11

Browsing through my News Feed on Facebook this week, I was surprised to see a video message from President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle about cyberbullying. Intrigued, I clicked on the video to hear the President joke about not “bugging me” for a friend request, but rather bringing attention to the White House Conference […]

Did You Learn A Lot From a Dummy?

Jan 07

On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the results of a 2008 survey which found that that seat belt use has reached 85% among U.S. adults.  Only 11% wore them in 1982, which was prior to the first state law requiring seat belt use. Additional research released by CDC showed that […]

Fear and me

Sep 21

  I admit it. I am afraid. Terrified, actually. Paralyzed to the point of inaction. And now I finally understand, really understand, how fear keeps people from taking steps to improve their well being. So what am I so afraid of? You will laugh. I am afraid of blogging. Really. A PR person with strong […]