Posts Tagged 'Resources'

This is Not About Cancer: How do we get consumers interested in their health?

Jan 19

Cancer: Everything causes it and a cure is always further away than we hope. Public health graduate studies led me to believe (initially) that all public health is about cancer. Though these days I try to worry less about cancer (only because there are so many professional worriers—those whose life pursuit is the cure for […]

How social are you when it comes to seeking health information online?

May 13

When it comes to sharing and/or looking for health information online, are you a social butterfly or a wallflower? New findings from the Pew Internet and Life Project’s The Social Life of Health Information 2011 survey were released yesterday, showing that online resources, including advice from peers, serve as a significant source of health information […]

Friday Round-Up: What I’ve Been Reading

Apr 22

I’m back for another edition of Friday Round-Up. Sorry for the brief hiatus; we were in full swing conference mode with the World Social Marketing Conference. Using Social Media to Save Women’s Lives. I love that these stories are increasingly being told. The Women’s Refugee Commission launched Mama: Together for Safe Births in Crises. To […]

What is the Value of Social Marketing? This New Tool Can Tell you

Mar 30

In partnership with the Department of Health in the U.K., The National Social Marketing Centre (NSMC) is developing a tool which will calculate the cost-effectiveness of social marketing and behavior change interventions to improve health. This should be considered when planning, developing, and evaluating any new project. Up until now, according to the NSMC, there […]

Overcoming the Hurdle and Joining the Twitter Bandwagon

Nov 29

I don’t tweet.  I don’t Facebook. Frankly, I don’t even feel comfortable using those terms as verbs. Maybe I’m not even supposed to—is it more correct to say I don’t have a Facebook page? Still, when it comes to work, I 100% believe in  — and have seen—the value that social media offers to amplify […]

CDC’s Health Communicator’s Social Media Toolkit

Oct 18

In case you haven’t seen it, last week, CDC launched “The Health Communicator’s Social Media Toolkit” on their Gateway to Health Communication & Social Marketing Practice page. This resource is provides a great introduction to social media with tips on how to incorporate social media into programs. I really liked the addition of CDC’s Top […]

New Resource: CDC’s Gateway to Health Communication and Social Marketing Practice

Aug 13

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) debuted a new website this week: The Gateway to Health Communication and Social Marketing Practice. The site includes public and private resources organized into six key topics: audience, campaigns, research/evaluation, channels, and tools & templates. A brief overview of each topic and available resources: Audiences: Features CDC’s […]