Health Promotion in the Era of Social Media
and Digital Communication
Washington, D.C. – September 12, 2018 – Health Education & Behavior (HE&B) is calling for papers for a special supplement issue of the journal that will focus on the application and impact of social media and digital health on public health education and behavior.
This supplement will include selected presentations from the Digital Health Promotion Executive Leadership Summit, held June 5-6, 2018, in Washington, D.C., and other innovative applications under development and scaled nationally and internationally.
- Lorien Abroms, ScD
The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health
- Robert Gold, PhD, DrPH
University of Maryland School of Public Health
- John Allegrante, PhD
Teachers College and the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Digital technologies have become ubiquitous in the United States and across much of the world. Recent prevalence estimates from the Pew Research Center indicate that 95 percent of U.S. adults own a cellphone and 64 percent own a smartphone.
The digital media landscape – especially social media – shapes people’s awareness of health issues and perceptions about health-related behavioral norms.
Additionally, digital health education programs and campaigns can help people reach goals, obtain social support, and change their behavior.
Read the full call for papers for additional background, key areas of digital health and manuscript requirements.
Deadline for manuscripts: November 30, 2018
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