3368.0 Improving Health through Online Communities (organized by HCWG)

Monday, October 29, 2012: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
This session will highlight the value of online communities in health promotion and engaging various audiences.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe how online communities can be used to for innovative sharing of health information. 2. Explore benefits and barriers to utilizing social networking as a health communication channel. 3. Explain how individuals incorporate information from online communities into preventive and treatment decisions.
Camonia R. Long, PhD, CHES

Virtual expert panels: Bridging communities to promote exchange in global health delivery
Rebecca Weintraub, MD, Sophie Beauvais, Sarah Arnquist, MPH, Marie Connelly, Yue Guan, Aaron VanDerlip, Keri Wachter and Aaron Beals
Sharing the experience: Value perceptions about social networking sites (SNS) in asthma care
Anthony D. Panzera, MPH, Tali Schneider, MPH, CHES, Mary P. Martinasek, PhD, MPH, CHES, CPH, Jim Lindenberger, BS, Carol A. Bryant, PhD and Marisa Couluris, Dr DO
How do online health communities influence medical treatment decisions? Examining patient and caregiver experiences
Douglas Rupert, MPH, Jennifer Gard, MPH, Rebecca Moultrie, AS, Jacqueline Amoozegar, MSPH, Kathryn Aikin, PhD, Amie O'Donoghue, PhD and Helen Sullivan, PhD, MPH
Public health gets a URL: Building an online community of public health professionals and decision-makers with a news planning approach
Carlos Roig, MA, MSJ, Joe Marx, Ari Kramer, Jessica Mark, MPH, CPH and Catherine Andrews, MSJ

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)