Category Archives: Social Media

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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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@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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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#FF #NHTD

The title of this blog post might not make sense to people that don’t use Twitter a lot, so let me explain.  On Twitter, it is common to use a ‘hashtag’.  This is an abbreviation preceded by a pound sign … Continue reading

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Going Viral to Stop the Spread of a Virus

Last night, I received an email from our Chief Medical Office, Dr. J. Nwando Olayiwola concerning the National HIV Testing Day Chat Series on Twitter.  It is a weeklong set of chats with interesting speakers and an interesting set of … Continue reading

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Using the Monomyth as a Therapeutic Tool

Recently, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation published a report, Culturally Appropriate Storytelling to Improve Blood Pressure.  Their research found: African-Americans with uncontrolled high blood pressure benefited from an intervention using DVDs of real patients’ stories of how they dealt with … Continue reading

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Building Healthy Communities Online

Well, here we are.  My first blog post as Social Media Manager for Community Health Center’s new blog, Healthy Communities Online.  I’ve been blogging for many years with a lot of my focus on politics, education and journalism.  Much of … Continue reading

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