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Former HealthCare.Gov CMO Josh Peck Launches Get America Covered to Fill ACA Marketing Gap

Former HealthCare.Gov CMO Josh Peck Launches Get America Covered to Fill ACA Marketing Gap

  This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Joshua Peck, Co-Founder of Get America Covered,  @GetUSCovered, a non-profit entity launched by former employees of HealthCare.gov, to fill a marketing  void in this year’s shortened Open Enrollment under the Affordable Care Act. Mr. Peck discusses the millions of Americans who qualify for subsidies to offset the cost of insurance and the star power he’s assembled to help get the word out.  

Looking at Health Care Differently

Looking at Health Care Differently

I’ve always been an early adopter.  If you know where to look, you can find stuff still online that I posted to the Internet back in 1982 and I’ve been on Twitter since 2006, longer than anyone else I know of in Connecticut.  So, when a friend suggested I look at a job as Social Media Manager for CHC a few years ago, I was skeptical.  I knew how important health care is, especially for underserved populations, but I was…

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HealthCorps Navigator Profile – Pat Wildes

HealthCorps Navigator Profile – Pat Wildes

 Meet Pat Wildes, a HealthCorps Navigator serving in the Communications Department at CHC, Inc.! –          Can you tell us a bit about your educational background? I majored in Government at Skidmore College, and I’ll be attending law school next year. –          What about joining CHC most excites you? The opportunity to engage in community service and outreach with people who share a similar passion for volunteering. –          If not seeing patients/serving at CHC you would rather be _____________? Playing professional…

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@DrNwando Rocks #jnj #inpsirecare Panel at #BlogHer12 Talking about @MyText4Baby

@DrNwando Rocks #jnj #inpsirecare Panel at #BlogHer12 Talking about @MyText4Baby

One of the greatest challenges for a social media manager at a health care organization is getting subject matter experts to speak online in a way that will resonate with others and get repeated.  CHC has some brilliant writers who create wonderful presentations and great articles for peer reviewed journals, and I’ve struggled to help them find their voice online. Friday provided a spectacular example of what can happen when a provider finds their online voice.  At 10:30, our Chief…

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Health Promotion

Health Promotion

Last week’s  CHCChat, a weekly, Twitter-based discussion about various topics in community-oriented primary health care, was about Health Promotion.   The World Health Organization defines Health Promotion as “the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health”.    First International Conference on Health Promotion was held in Ottawa back in 1986.  It recognized important prerequisites to health like shelter, food, education, sustainable resources and social justice. It struck me as I read this that Health Promotion isn’t…

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Project Echo, Google+, Patient Education, and a Patient Centered Medical Home.

Project Echo, Google+, Patient Education, and a Patient Centered Medical Home.

What happens when you ask a social media manager for a Patient Centered Medical Home to write about Project Echo®?  You just might get a strange collection of thoughts drawn into a single blog post.  Ready? Last month, I sat in on a Project Echo videoconference where experts in Hepatitis C spoke with medical providers around the country about challenging cases.  See the Project ECHO Blog post for details.  Yesterday, the Discovery Channel filmed parts of the videoconference and I…

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