About

MISSION
The mission of this site is to curate reliable health communication resources into one place. This site is a work-in-progress with some observations in health communication based upon my first-hand experiences.  Links are added to my pages daily, so visit my Health Communication Links and Health Communication in Social Media regularly.

The intended audience is anyone who practices health communication, marketing, public relations and/or promotions in public health, government, nonprofits, academia or healthcare in general. Some people in the general public may find this useful since their perspective is valuable in how they perceive our methods.

MY BACKGROUND
You can read my background on LinkedIn.

VOLUNTEER
I’ve always invested in the communities I live and work in, but I feel the need to effect change in health care through collective impact – that is, through partners. Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.” I want an opportunity to give back to a larger community, a public health community, and that’s where I’m at now.

Whether it is in nonprofits, government or academia, I always incorporate health communication principles in my work, even in social media. But lately, I see more people that don’t appreciate the value of public health and its funding gets thrown on the chopping block. The following Tweet drives me to work even harder:

I’m a huge advocate for volunteering. As I said earlier, I like to invest in my community and it can happen in a lot of different ways. I feel that most of us want to do great things but sometimes we feel that it isn’t big enough. It’s big enough to those that need you and as Dr. Martin Luther King stated, “Everyone can be great because anyone can serve.”

Here are some links to help those around Chicago and beyond to volunteer:

One Good Deed Chicago
Chicago Cares
Chicago Health Corps
Serve Illinois
Volunteer Match
Americorps
Corporation for National and Community Service
Hands On Network

SHARE
Finally, please feel free to send me recommendations, links, ideas, etc. Basically, share. It’s how we learn. It’s how we get better.

Cheers!

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