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Free seminar- social media: blessing or burden for public health
05-28-2012, 01:59 PM (This post was last modified: 05-28-2012 04:03 PM by murraym.)
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Free seminar- social media: blessing or burden for public health
The use of social media and social networking is increasing across all age groups. Nearly 80% of Australians use the internet; 40% of social networking users are aged between 45 and 54; 60% between 35 and 44 years; and 80% between 25 and 34 years. This exponential growth of online engagement provides a unique opportunity for population health
19 June 2012 | DOH Theatrette, Royal Street | 3.30pm

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Limited seating available so please register early for event.

Social platforms are thought to provide health-enhancing potential and may hold promise for health professionals to communicate with target populations in new and interactive ways. Many public health and health promotion practitioners and organizations have begun using these technologies for health education, interventions, and social marketing. However, using social media in public health practice is not without its challenges.

So, is simply creating a facebook page enough? How do we know when to choose social media over existing strategies and what level of investment is required to be effective?

This free seminar, co-hosted by PHAA & AHPA (WA Branches) and the WA Centre for Health Promotion Research will present case studies on the use of social media in health and discuss the opportunities, pitfalls and considerations.

Facilitator| Jonathan Hallett, WA Centre for Health Promotion Research

3.30 pm Tea, Coffee and Registrations
4.00 pm Welcome
• Dr Jonine Jancey | PHAA [WA Branch]
Speakers, Panel and Q & A
• Nadine Toussaint | WA AIDS Council
• Steve Pratt | Cancer Council WA
• Eleanor Costello | Drug and Alcohol Office
• Craig Comrie | Youth Affairs Council of WA
• Dan Baker | Precedent
5.30 pm Close

Registrations close | 15 June 4pm

For more information contact | Ginny Monteiro

Video conferencing facilities available
to join via video conferencing please indicate this when registering
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