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Social Media for Public Health Programs: Home

An overview of social media tools and uses for public health programs. Includes how-to, tips, and examples. Regularly updated!

Welcome to the Social Media for Public Health guide!

Social Media Toolbox

When you browse this guide you'll find:

  • An overview of the main types of social media tools.
  • An overview of the most popular social media tools.
  • Innovative examples of how some nonprofits use social media.
  • Basic 'how-to" resources for learning how to use these tools.
  • Resources for developing more advanced skills.
  • Resources for keeping current on social media news.
  • Resources for finding "rights-free" content nonprofits can use on their social channels.
Why social media for public health?

"Integrating social media into health communication campaigns and activities allows health communicators to leverage social dynamics and networks to encourage participation, conversation and community – all of which can help spread key messages and influence health decision making."
- CDC Social Media Toolkit

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