“First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.” �
Please Note: The Name This Blog contest has ended. The winner was Health Out Loud. Thanks for everyone’s participation and suggestions!
This week we launch a blog on the topic of health communication and social marketing, as part of the new Gateway to Health Communication and Social Marketing Practice. We know there are many of you out there who are trying to answer the questions about what works best (evidence-based practice). There are also many of you who have important information to share from the front lines of public health promotion (practice-based evidence). We want this blog to mainly support the community of practice-those doing the work to improve health.
In this blog we want to promote the interactive exchange of ideas. You can start by commenting on the content on this site. We also welcome your questions and suggestions about the field in general. We are looking for inspiration, encouragement, and your ideas about what works in health communication and social marketing. Tell us what you are thinking about, and what currently challenges you. We will regularly pose questions to the blog, and seek a positive dialogue to help this community of practice grow.
Our first question is: What should we call this conversation, this blog? We want something short and memorable, that quickly identifies our field and is appropriate to our topics, and is not a name that could be confused with another communication or marketing blog. And because we’re the government, keep it clean! We know that many of you are imaginative and creative – it’s time to use it! The winner will receive a prize!