Social Media's Promise for Public Health

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Pew Internet Project survey data from 2008-9 shows how wireless access erases the digital divide and how social technologies provide new ways to disseminate public health campaigns.

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Social Media's Promise for Public Health

  1. 1. Social media’s promise for public health August 13, 2009 Susannah Fox Pew Internet & American Life Project Presented to: NCHCMM
  2. 2. Pew Internet Project surveys, 2000-09 <ul><li>79% of adults in the U.S. use the internet </li></ul><ul><ul><li> up from 46% in 2000 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>56% of adults have accessed the internet wirelessly via laptop, mobile device, etc. </li></ul>
  3. 3. 48% of African American adults have gone online with a mobile device
  4. 4. More bandwidth = more health engagement
  5. 5. PatientsLikeMe: Social data
  6. 6. Connected Health: Text reminders
  7. 7. For more information <ul><li>Reports, data: www.pewinternet.org </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: www.e-patients.net </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @SusannahFox </li></ul>

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