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#FF #NHTD

#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 or ‘hash mark’.  #FF is the hashtag for ‘Follow Friday’.  Follow Friday is a tradition on Twitter of listing interesting other people to follow on Twitter.  There are many people on Twitter, and it can be difficult to find someone…

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Going Viral to Stop the Spread of a Virus

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 topics.  Various people from CHC will participate in some of the chats, and I’m disappointed that I missed a couple of the early chats.  I realize that not everyone reading this blog is used to TweetChats, so I’m going to…

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Using the Monomyth as a Therapeutic Tool

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 their chronic disease. It has generated a lot of interesting discussions.  Should this research be replicated in different ways?  Would it work with other communities?  Other health conditions?  Other ways of distributing the stories?    Could stories of successfully controlling high…

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Building Healthy Communities Online

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 this has really been around how to build healthy communities online, although I may not have been thinking about it in these terms as I was writing. When I heard that Community Health Centers, Inc. was looking for a social…

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