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A Social Media Strategy

Friday, March 16th, 2012

I had a great time facilitating sessions on web and emerging technology for fellow grantees at the NIEHS Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH) meeting in Bethesda last week. The big hurdle when it comes to social media is getting center investigators and staff on board and committed. We need to be thinking differently about [...]

Enhancing Education for Grad Students

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Happy Leap Day!! I had an enjoyable evening last week, presenting to MPH students in the Social Marketing course.  I shared about the importance of writing and utilizing social media in health promotion, discussed some cool project examples, and strategy advice from CDC that I thought was helpful.  View the slides below. Web and Emerging [...]

Public Health 2.0

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Incorporating social media effectively in public health communication is critical. This presentation is well designed in stages, just like a course could be for students. Public Health 2.0 – PowerPoint Presentation View more presentations from Medresearch  

Go Global

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Within our NIEHS outreach and engagement community we are committed to healthy homes in the U.S. Wouldn’t it be great to go global! Efficient safe stoves are good for the environment, economy, and the health and safety of families in third-world countries. I will be going to a noon-time talk this Wednesday to hear about [...]

Time to Embrace Health 2.0

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Authenticity is key to connecting with people around their health. Utilizing technology to create behavior change takes an entrepreneurial spirit, passion to make a difference, and a holistic view of health. A possible explanation for the reason that Health has generated its own “2.0″ term are its applications across health care in general, and in [...]

Organizing and Evaluating Professional Development Workshops

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Earlier this year we piloted EH@Home in-person workshops. Creating a model for organization and evaluation was a very important part of this project. Organizing each workshop involved a series of cyclic steps outlined below. From each workshop came feedback that was incorporated in future workshops. This enabled us to have near real-time improvement and help [...]

Monday Gladness, Not Madness

Monday, November 1st, 2010

It’s the day after Halloween. Raise your hand if you would rather have stayed home watching a movie cuddled up on the couch eating leftover candy. What would make today better than that here at work…..Sharing some cool ideas. I continually think about how our Community Outreach and Education Program can make a difference here [...]

Science Education in Ethiopia

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Since I will be traveling to Ethiopia later this Spring and raising an Ethiopian-American child, I have great interest in environmental health in Ethiopia and making a difference there. I was passed a nice web site that teaches chemistry in a more interesting way. You are able to click on elements within the periodic table [...]

Engaging Environmental Health Education

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

There is a new “Health eHome” on-line that is quite impressive.   This content was created from an educational collaboration between WebMD Editorial and Healthy Child Healthy World. Within this eHome, people can go room to room  and learn about the various toxins around their home. Most toxins can easily be replaced with alternatives. For some, [...]

Social Networking Around Personal Health

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Last year during a presentation, I mentioned the site PatientsLikeMe as an example of a platform that allows people to share health information with others and build a learning community. I came across a paper that examined this type of social network that was interesting….Social Uses of Personal Health Information Within PatientsLikeMe, an Online Patient [...]

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