213354 New media and health literacy: Opportunities and challenges

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 12:50 PM

Ana Tellez, BA , Office of Disease Prevention & Health Promotion (ODPHP), Office of Public Health and Science, Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD
America has witnessed the mainstream debut of transformative new media in the 2008 presidential campaign. This presentation will provide an overview of the opportunities and challenges these technologies present with respect to populations with limited health literacy.

Learning Objectives:
Discuss emerging challenges posed by new media technologies. Describe strategies to consider in meeting these challenges.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the eHealth Fellow who is involved with the development and management of interactive, social media, eHealth content on the Health Communication and eHealth team at the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP). My work has centered on the promotion of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Currently, I play an active role while on detail at the HHS Center for New Media.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.