Social Media for Public Health Practice: Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn
Social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook are common means of sharing information with the public. In this one hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Patrick O’Carroll, MD, MPH, FACPM, provides a general overview of the various uses of "new media" technologies in multiple public health settings. He describes what technologies are best to use in different situations and addresses both the strengths and weaknesses of using "new media" technologies as tools in public health.
Air date: May 25, 2010
- Compare how different methods of communication fit different purposes and different audiences
- Describe how to employ a set of “new media” technologies (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) in various aspects of public health practice
- Describe the benefits and limitations of various “new media” technologies as tools for use in a public health setting
Local and state public health practitioners; Public health nurses; Local and state emergency management staff
Patrick O’Carroll, MD, MPH, FACPM, is the Regional Health Administrator at U.S. D.H.H.S. Region X in Seattle. Prior to this, he served as an EIS-trained medical epidemiologist with the Public Health Practice Program Office (PHPPO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and was assigned to the University of Washington as an Executive Fellow in Public Health Informatics. He has also served as the Associate Director for Health Informatics at PHPPO and directed CDC's Health Alert Network program. Dr. O'Carroll is a former Director of the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice.