230767 Why Social Media Matters for Public Health Practice

Sunday, November 7, 2010 : 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Abe Wheeler, MLS , Michigan State University Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
This session will discuss how social media has changed how people of all demographics are using the internet, increasing their participation, ability to find information, and opportunities to share their ideas and knowledge.

Learning Areas:
Administration, management, leadership
Communication and informatics
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Program planning

Learning Objectives:
Describe how social media has changed the way people use the internet. Discuss ways that Public Health Practice can benefit from integrating social media.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am working extensively with information technology and public health (including social media, web 2.0 tools, and information retrieval systems), and I also have experience in organizing and coordination continuing education classes for health professionals. Additionally, I have taught successful courses on finding evidence-based public health information online and using web 2.0 technologies to increase the effectiveness of individuals and organizations.
Any relevant financial relationships? Yes

Name of Organization Clinical/Research Area Type of relationship
Michigan State University Libraries N/A Employment (includes retainer)

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.