According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 10.1 percent of youth age 12 to 17 were current illicit drug users. Dr. Sharon Levy of Boston Children's Hospital joins the Captial H for Health blog to discuss the critical role the pediatrician plays in preventing children and adolescent drug use.
When you think of the face of arthritis, who do you picture? For many people, it is an older adult who is closer to 60 than 6. However, with a lack of pediatric rheumatologists, juvenile arthritis is becoming a growing public health challenge.
The general public is not likely to share health communications professionals’ love for numbers, charts, and graphs. As impressive as certain statistics may sound, they fail to put issues into context and are quickly forgotten. So what does resonate with audiences?
What inspires you? For us, making a difference in the lives of others is what drives our work. During the CDC National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media in August 2012, we learned some ways to help us in our quest to communicate better health.
Most of us know that the use of mobile devices is growing by leaps and bounds, especially among minorities. But did you know that remote agricultural workers are now considered sophisticated users of mobile devices? More insights from last week's CDC 2012 National Conference on Health Communications, Marketing, and Media in Atlanta, GA.
In today’s communications environment, most would agree that effective communication is more of an art than a science. It’s a topic of substantial interest for the 1,000+ professional communicators attending CDC’s 2012 National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media, taking place this week in Atlanta, Georgia. One viable way to connect: Twitter Chats. We learned some tips that can help.
How does a Federal public health agency or a large nonprofit organization with a mission to effect change at a national level reach states and local communities? How does a nonprofit working to prevent HIV transmission get its research findings to those most at risk? How does a public health agency engage members of the business community around awareness of wellness incentives? The answer: Partnerships.
What happens at DrupalCon does not stay at DrupalCon. This annual event is a chance for web developers, designers, usability experts, and project managers to share their passion for building rich, open-source websites and mobile applications on Drupal's content management system.
A recent expert panel hosted by the Communications department at Johns Hopkins University discussed how nonprofits, large or small, can maximize their social media use to increase engagement with their cause by emphasizing the human touch.
Is it news to anyone that the field of digital media is moving at light speed? Even for the most tech-savvy among us, it’s a major task just to keep pace with new developments in the field. An IQ Solutions' project manager reviews what she learned at the recent Digital East 2011 conference.