Spot the opportunity: Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S. Nearly half of American adults use online social network sites. Networks magnify whatever they are seeded with, for good or for ill.
Aaron Smith will speak at CAPAF’s Internet Advocacy Roundtable to discuss how to best use social media to engage and mobilize diverse constituencies.
Most experts surveyed in the latest Pew Internet/Elon University study say social benefits of Internet use far outweigh negatives; some say it robs time, exposes private information, engenders intolerance.
I concluded a recent speech with a challenge: If chronically ill patients can find ways to connect and learn from each other, why can't your organizations find ways to connect and learn from them? One executive's positive reaction surprised even m...
A panel discussion focused on digital innovation and public health. Update: Video of the event is now available.
One in five Americans use digital tools to communicate with neighbors and monitor community developments.
The innovators being showcased today at the Community Health Data Initiative event are examples of people who want to talk about health disparities AND do something about it.
Susannah Fox will provide a sneak preview of an upcoming report on how people living with cancer use the internet, in addition to an overview of already-released findings on the social life of health information.
Mobile, social technologies are tapping in to a human need to connect with each other, to share, to lend a helping hand, and to laugh. I'd like to start a conversation about health privacy that includes an open dialogue about the risks and benefit...
The internet does not replace health professionals, but rather provides a way for people to gather and share information in a rapid-learning system that can best be described as "participatory medicine."