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

Does Technology Really Widen the Gap Between Minorities, Poor and the Disadvantaged?

I saw this comment posted last week on a federal government health office group page in response to their announcement of their new app, the use of technology and the release of open data and big data on their website: … 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

Poll: Which Social Media Channel Do Public Health Pros Personally Use The Most?

I just completed abstract reviews for the Health Administration Section of the American Public Health Association for their upcoming Annual Meeting.  The abstracts submitted will be presented in a session topic titled “Using Media and Social Networking Effectively In Public Health … Continue reading

Skewed Diets: Red v. Blue States

Hunch is a very interesting website that created a proprietary platform called “Taste Graph” that has you answer several different questions from different categories and uses a predictive model to analyze your tastes. See their infographic for more details on … Continue reading