Annals of Twitter: NCHCMM

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This post was written by CH alum, Amy Behrens.  Just back from CDC’s 5th annual National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media, we’ve got a lot on our minds — and in our Twitter feeds. With Twitter appearing to reign supreme among the social media outlets, the conference hashtag (#hcmmconf) was trending all week […]

Health 2.0 at SXSW

This post was written by Perrie Briskin. South By Southwest (SXSW) is a massive three-part conference held in Austin, TX every March. This year, we attended SXSW Interactive’s health track, known as SXSWh. SXSWh was a formidable collision of ideas, hopes, dreams, and action plans for how to utilize technology to make individuals — and […]

Day Two of Innovation at DHCX

Before we give our highlights from Day Two of the Digital Health Communication Extravaganza, let’s add our voice to the chorus of attendees who were provoked by Sekou Andrews’ performative speech that closed Day One! Deeply touching (and amusing!), it was a superb example of using storytelling to talk about complex problems and solutions — […]

Extreme Digital Health Communication: CommunicateHealth Reports From DHCX

At CommunicateHealth, we believe that digital health communication is an important piece of the health communication puzzle. So we’re excited to bring you a few highlights from sessions at the Digital Health Communication Extravaganza, where we’ve been soaking up some of the very latest innovations on the topic. It’s only Day One, and we’ve already […]

The Digital Health Communication Extravaganza: A “Must” for 2012

This post was written by CH alum, Amy Behrens.  Press ‘play’ on the Digital Health Communication Extravaganza’s (DHCX) promotional video, and the words “get ready for a deep dive into the digital age of health communication” flash across the screen to a pulsing bass line. If you haven’t heard about this brand-new conference, allow us […]

Housing and Your Health: Connecting the Dots

In an opinion piece published last week in Roll Call, Raphael Bostic (HUD) and Risa Lavizzo-Mourey (RWJF) tell it like it is: housing policy is health policy. We are proud to support HUD — as well as HHS, EPA, and other federal agencies — in their joint effort to create healthy homes and neighborhoods. Our […]

The Social Life of Health Information

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This post was written by CH alum, Amy Behrens.  The report from Susannah Fox at the Pew Internet & American Life Project, The Social Life of Health Information, 2011, is a treasure trove of data for public health and health communication professionals. The report investigates the online health-seeking behaviors of adults in the U.S. There […]

Older Generations Catching Up to the Millennials

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This post was written by CH alum, Amy Behrens.  A recent report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project offers new insight into online behaviors of each generation.  The most interesting aspect of this report is not how the generations vary, but how similar behaviors are across all generations. Most Internet users, regardless of age, […]

Health in the Palm of Your Hand

17 percent of cell phone users have used their cell phone to look up health or medical information, according to a study from the Pew Internet and American Life Project. That number may seem low, seeing as apps and smartphones are all the rage, but the key to this statistic is who makes up that […]