Health Literacy

Social media becomes an important educational tool within the healthcare industry

Implications - Social media has proven itself to be an invaluable tool when it comes to disseminating information. The healthcare industry has taken note, using social platforms as a way to not only educate consumers, but invite them to take part in an ongoing conversation about health. On the flip side, health professionals can also use the condensed format of the social media sphere to share information quickly and easily among themselves. This shift further indicates that social media is no longer a lighthearted pursuit of time, but a powerful didactic mechanism.
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Warm 640 Clicks Pub: Aug 21, 15
Pharmacy-Led Health Campaigns
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Mild 240 Clicks Pub: Aug 21, 15
HIV Awareness Campaigns
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Mild 478 Clicks Pub: Aug 21, 15
Doctor-Published Photo Apps
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Mild 162 Clicks Pub: Aug 21, 15
Multi-Lingual Diabetes Awareness Campaigns
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