Computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. Good news is, we’re on our way to change this. If you heard about the Hour of Code last year, you might know it made history. In … Continue reading

The Importance of Health Literacy

by Dominika Murphy, MPH, CHES Community Director of SurroundHealth Twitter @DominikaMPH What is Health Literacy? It seems that health literacy has become somewhat of a buzzword lately. Quite a few people are using the term, but few seem to know the … Continue reading

Visualizing Data Without Excel

I’ve been collecting a lot of data lately. While I’m entering this data into Excel spreadsheets, I’m always thinking of ways to show the results, but I’m feeling quite inadequate lately and it may be time for Excel to start … Continue reading

April is a Public Health Extravaganza!

There is a lot going on in public health in April. Take note of these events online and offline in the next few weeks: April 1 – 7 National Public Health Week run by the APHA. This year’s theme is “Public Health … Continue reading

Health Communication Defined

Health Communication Defined

Health communication encompasses the study and use of communication strategies to inform and influence individual and community decisions that enhance health. It links the domains of communication and health and is increasingly recognized as a necessary element of efforts to … Continue reading