Riding the Mobile Wave: Use of Social Media and mHealth Tools in Local Health Departments
WHAT: Disaster Information Specialists Program monthly conference call/webinar
WHEN: Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 1:30 PM ET
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: The Disaster Information Specialist monthly meeting is open to everyone – please spread the word and invite others in your organizations, send to your email lists, and post to your social media accounts.
TOPIC: Riding the Mobile Wave: Use of Social Media and mHealth Tools in Local Health Departments
Many local health departments are not fully using social media and mobile health (mHealth) tools due to lack of resources and support. Sara Rubin, senior program analyst at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), will talk about a study conducted by NACCHO and the UPMC Center for Health Security that identified the organizational factors local health departments need to support their use of these tools in preparedness and response activities. Andrew Roszak, Senior Director for Environmental Health, Pandemic Preparedness and Catastrophic Response at NACCHO, will then share some other recent NACCHO initiatives, including the radiation emergency projects in several jurisdictions. Will be of great interest to librarians who work with their local health departments or who are looking for ways to become more involved!
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Hope you can join us!
Norton, MLS, MPH, MBA
Disaster Information Management Research Center
Specialized Information Services Division
National Library of Medicine
6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 510
Bethesda, MD 20892-5467