Online Program

The impacts of social media on public health

Wednesday, November 6, 2013: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
With social media becoming an integral pasrt of our lives and an important way we share and access all informaiton, including health information, this session addresses gaps in our understanding of the flow of health information through socla media, by examining the frequency, quality and type of health information accessed through this medium. Presenters also discuss evaluation and results of social media initiatives and the opportunity these media present in improving health literacy and behaviors.
Session Objectives: Discuss the role of social media in health information sharing, identify how, when and what kind of information is shared, and describe the effictiveness of social media in improving health knowledge.

Social media and community water fluoridation   
Aaron Mertz, MA, DMD student and Myron Allukian, DDS, MPH
Evaluating obesity prevention initiatives in the community: Accomplishments, lessons learned, and the impact of technical assistance and social media   
Rebecca Swann-Jackson, M.Ed., Eden Kyse, PhD, Erin Bunger, Janet Heroux, MBA, MHS and M. Katherine Kraft, PhD

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

Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Health Administration, Oral Health, Men's Health Caucus, Chiropractic Health Care

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)