HLT 665 Topic 3 Public Health Communication and Social Media

Public Health Communication and Social Media Details:
Social media channels are designed to be engaging; however, these media are often used by public health organizations and practitioners as a means to disseminate mass information, rather than to engage audiences in meaningful interaction. Harnessing social media to best achieve public health outcomes is a topic of much discussion and study in the public health community.For this assignment, you will analyze public health communication via social media in your community. Follow a public health organization, local or national, on a social media channel (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) for at least 3 weeks. In a paper of 1,000-1,250 words, address the following:

  1. Describe the benefits/advantages and challenges/risks of using social media for public health communication.

  2. Describe the organization you followed and the social media channel you selected. What kind of information is shared on social media by the organization?

  3. To what degree does the organization engage with users/followers (e.g., responding to questions, engaging in conversation, hosting “chats” with experts, soliciting information)?

  4. What improvements or suggestions would you make to this organization regarding its social media engagement? Why? Public Health Communication and Social Media

Use at least three scholarly sources to support your paper.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This Public Health Communication and Social Media assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this Public Health Communication and Social Media assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

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A SWOT analysis can help to identify internal and external factors that can help or hinder organization or program success. A SWOT analysis organizes the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats of an organization or program. The identification of weaknesses and threats indicates factors that have a negative impact to the organization or program and need to be addressed. Strengths and opportunities are factors that have a positive impact on the organization or program and should be maintained.

For this assignment, you will complete a SWOT analysis for your practicum site/organization or program using the “SWOT Analysis” template provided

APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

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Details:
It is important for a public health professional to show evidence of professional development over time. The professional portfolio is one way to collect and showcase achievements and artifacts or evidence of accomplishments.

For this assignment, you will prepare a professional portfolio that includes the following:

Reflection of Your Practicum Experience

In a 1,000-1,250 words, address the following:

  1. Summarize your practicum experience.
  2. Describe how you have applied theory and/or knowledge from your course work into practice during your practicum experience (provide specific examples).
  3. What are the most important things you have learned from this practicum experience and how will you apply them to your public health career?
  4. How has this experience helped develop professionalism skills, such as networking, team building, communication, and professional competencies in public health? What leadership qualities do you possess and how do you envision applying them to your public health career?
  5. Articulate a personal mission, a set of core values, and vision regarding your role in public health. How will your core values help guide your ethical decision making in public health?
  6. Include two or three scholarly sources to support your narrative.

Sample Practicum Work:

In a second, separate document, submit a sample of your practicum work (e.g., health education materials, reports, presentation)

Cover Letter and Resume:

In a third, separate document, submit a cover letter and resume. Prepare a cover letter and resume for a potential (or actual) position in public health.

APA format is required for essays only. Solid academic writing is expected for all presentation formats, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.