5 Fictions About Social Media for Public Health and Healthcare

Social Marketing and Social Change

They view social media in much the same way that they have used broadcast and print media: as a tube through which they can deliver messages that will stick with and persuade people to change behaviors, purchase products or use services.

Bayler Healthcare System Takes A Leap Into Pinterest: Interview with Ashley Howland (Part 1)

Diva Marketing Blog

From financial services, manufacturing to B-to-B, Pinterest seems to capture the imagination of marketers. . In particular is the healthcare sector where many hospitals and medical centers are embracing visual communications and doing interesting work on Pinterest.

10 Organizations Leading The Way This Mental Health Awareness Month

EveryAction

Since 1949, May has been observed as Mental Health Awareness month to bring attention the ongoing need for proper support and health care services for those affected. Ocean Mental Health Services The. s LGBT community by offering a range of physical and mental health services.

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Cell Phone Healthcare in the US DoD

Social Marketing and Social Change

They are exploring how to develop a text-messaging system to communicate with service members with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The call for proposals for a pilot project states: The primary function of this technology will be providing message prompts to the service members' personal cell phones from their health care providers. Tags: Mobile Thoughts Cell Phones Health Information Healthcare Mobile Technology

Reader Questions: How often should you communicate with your supporters?

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E-update: Sign this petition: November 28, 2013 (we need more resources allocated to emergency medical services, convince the governor, etc). Do you do healthcare fundraising?

3 Brutally Honest Appeal Letter Critiques Part 1

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Last year we provided shelter for 385 women and children, answered 2,991 crisis line calls and provided outreach services to 1,359 women and children. “(This nonprofit) provides an invaluable service to women and children when they are in an extremely vulnerable time in their lives.

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#Aging: Health-Care Reform Showing Small Advantages For Medicare Recipients

Non Profit Marketing 360

Sometimes it is difficult to sort out what has changed, what seems to be improvement or expansion or cut in service or cost. Shrinking, but not gone until 2020. Politics have roughed up most of our attitudes towards health reform.

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#Aging: Establishing A Business For Baby Boomers Calls For A Long-Distance Run

Non Profit Marketing 360

We welcome a new contributor to our ranks, Brenda Becker, an aging-services consultant. As people have heard about my practice, they’ve given me so much positive feedback about what a valuable service I am providing. Brenda Becker.

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It’s a beautiful 2015 nonprofit annual report

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I also like Teen Clinic because it is free for teens and other services offered at Bridgecare are extremely affordable because of their sliding fee scale. With your help, a Pride Foundation grant and training from the Gender Expansion Project, we’ve been expanding our LGBT service.

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Health Care Social Media Review #14: Health Literacy Gems and Treasures

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A recent Harris Interactive study found that patients want more access to Web-based health services. Healthcare-related tweets have increased by 51% in 2012! Carrot/Stick is a phone-based service that utilizes family and social support to empower smokers to quit.

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#Aging: Medicare’s Support To Home Health Agencies Likely To Be Cut 3+%

Non Profit Marketing 360

In this environment, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed changes that include a %3.35 What might these cuts mean to the delivery of medicare services? The Centers’ report proposes a savings of $640 million for 2012, mostly in realigning accounts for pre-emptive payments for non-medical related services. With government cuts (or default) looming, everyone is talking about cuts.

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#GRANTS: Verizon Foundation Offers Support For Environmental & Educational Nonprofits

Non Profit Marketing 360

But did you know the Verizon Foundation also supports such nonprofits and charities with grants in money, kind, and service? The Foundation focuses on issues pertaining to K-through-12 education, health care, and sustainability/environmentalism, so if your organization is involved in any of these fields, you should reach out and touch them (Er, wrong service. Countless members of nonprofit and charity staffs use Verizon as their cellular and/or internet (and/or cable) provider.

#Aging: Likely Further Medicare Cuts Hurt Stocks Of Numerous Care Companies

Non Profit Marketing 360

Yet, rather more quietly behind the overall market indexes most of us pay attention to, stocks for nursing-home companies and their service providers have taken a real hit over the last week.

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#Aging: Medicare On The Chopping Block Of Debt ‘Compromise’

Non Profit Marketing 360

So as the political debate over healthcare revamps for the 2012 elections, Ms. It would raise out-of-pocket costs for millions of beneficiaries who don’t use hospital services during the year, he says.

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#ProAging: Telestroke/Telemedicine Tests Show Excellent Cost & Health Benefits

Non Profit Marketing 360

We can assess medical services, like telemedicine, in terms of the net costs to society for each year of life gained.”

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#ProAging: Telestroke/Telemedicine Tests Show Excellent Cost & Health Benefits

Non Profit Marketing 360

We can assess medical services, like telemedicine, in terms of the net costs to society for each year of life gained.”

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#ProAging: Social Security Recipients Enjoy COLA For First Time In Two Years

Non Profit Marketing 360

According to the Alliance of Retired Americans , Many seniors will see a substantial part of the COLA consumed by a higher premium for Medicare Part B (doctor visits and outpatient services), which usually is deducted from Social Security payments.

#Aging: Social Security Recipients Enjoy COLA For First Time In Two Years

Non Profit Marketing 360

According to the Alliance of Retired Americans , Many seniors will see a substantial part of the COLA consumed by a higher premium for Medicare Part B (doctor visits and outpatient services), which usually is deducted from Social Security payments.

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#SocialNetworks: How Can Social Media Help You When Disaster Strikes?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Social-Media services like Twitter, texting, and Facebook have proven to be great ways to raise money and supplies to deal with the aftermaths of these events, as we have often discussed. Natural disasters have been a part of human history since Noah.

#SOCIALNETWORKS: Let Flickr Tell Your Nonprofit’s Story As It Happens

Non Profit Marketing 360

Photos service (rather like what Facebook might do with Instagram ). So your organization will tap into a well-known and widely-used service as soon as it signs up, which you can do with a Yahoo!, A picture, they say, is worth a thousand words. And with digital social media, images are becoming both more common and more powerful as platforms such as Facebook and Google+ emphasize the photo and graphic qualities of their social-media networks.

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#GRANTS: The Lawrence Foundation Can Help Your Environmental Or Health Program

Non Profit Marketing 360

Health and human services programs have been supported as well. Community Development Environment Fundraising Grants Health Healthcare How-to Nonprofit Philanthropy Resource Charitable organization development Foundation Grant-Making Foundations Jeff Lawrence Lawrence Foundation Non-profit organization philanthropyIn our ongoing periodic series on sources for grants, we have focused on foundations tied to the great tech companies of our day.

Ask your nonprofit leader, “Do you care more about your job, or the cause?”

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Pelosi was asked what she would say to House Democrats who were “in real fear of losing their seats in November if they support (the healthcare bill).”. We’re not here just to self-perpetuate our service in Congress.

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#Aging: Medicare’s Open Enrollment Opens & Can Save Elders From Poverty

Non Profit Marketing 360

The AARP is taking political stands on calls for reform of these services, but whatever one’s political stance, the inconvenient fact presented in the Census Report is that Medicare and Social Security have been wonderfully successful at helping seniors. Aging Health Healthcare National/International News and Current Affairs Politics Publications Report Resource Retirement Living Seniors Life economy Great Recession Health insurance Medicare Poverty Social Security

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Paper Icon Campaign from Smith’s Food and Drug

Cause Related Marketing

million to Primary, one of only a handful of Trauma One pediatric hospitals in the country, and the only such hospital in its service area, which includes parts of Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, and Montana.

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Resources For Issues Concerning Older Americans

Non Profit Marketing 360

The website offers information on products and services (including reviews), a jobs-posting page focusing on work in the health/elder-care economy, and on numerous conferences and events as well. Aging Assisted Living Blogs Communications Community Health Healthcare Independent Living Newsletter Nursing Home Resource Retirement Living Seniors Life Social Media Tweets Twitter Video communication Elderly care Home care New York Times Nursing home Senior Health Social network video

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Rebecca Lechner

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Prior to her current role, Rebecca spent several years at the public relations firm Weber Shandwick in both the Financial Services and Healthcare departments. Rebecca Lechner Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators!

10 Awesome LGBTQ Organizations You Should Support This Pride Month

EveryAction

The organization also operates a Mental Health Fund for Queer and Trans People of Color, which provides financial assistance in order to increase access to mental health support and address the economic barriers many queer and trans people of color face within the healthcare system.

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

EveryAction

Across America, Hispanic and Latino organizations are leading the way in every realm, including advocacy, education, healthcare, and social services. Community-based members provide services to more than 15 million Hispanics throughout the U.S.

Interview with Jennifer Chandler, National Council of Nonprofits

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AND especially if you get National Endowment for the Arts, Forestry Service, Meals on Wheels, Healthcare or Educational grants or contracts from the government, you DEFINITELY want to listen to this interview.

Your Hashtags for Good Bible

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Thank you to SocialBrite who offers a PDF download of 45 social good hashtags to consider, Symplur’s Healthcare Hashtag Project and Govloop’s Government-Related Hashtag Directory which were all used to help compile this combined and narrowed list. image courtesy of misspixels.

You May Love Your Jargon, But Your Donor’s Don’t

Ann Green

Underserved means not receiving adequate help or services. Instead of saying we work with underserved communities, explain what types of services these residents don’t receive. Maybe it’s healthcare, affordable housing, or decent preschool education.

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Just say no to #donorlove and say hello to staff love

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Some of us work without healthcare. We might pay lip service to being “a big nonprofit family” while not looking inside our organizations for the next CEO. Are you looking forward to valentine’s day? This time of year always makes me think about the love in our sector.

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Project M: Mobile-based HIV and TB Interventions

Social Marketing and Social Change

The messages connect mobile users to existing HIV and TB call centers where trained operators provide callers with accurate healthcare information, counseling and referrals to local HIV and TB testing clinics. Tags: m-Change Healthcare HIV/AIDS Mobile SMS Tuberculosis

Nonprofit Content Strategy: It’s Not About You

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We recently started working with a healthcare nonprofit that wanted to take a fresh approach to its communications and marketing content. In turn, it was failing to capture the imagination of the people it relies on to provide life-saving services in its community.

Witnessing the mHealth Revolution

Social Marketing and Social Change

Though I missed the first day of sessions with my social marketing class at GWU, I left a micro-blizzard in Maryland early Wednesday AM to get to Palm Springs in time to present on The Cell Phone Culture and Healthcare that afternoon. Paul Adkison from IQ Max talked about their apps to enhance delivery of services by mobile health providers – home health care providers also receive particular attention from HeathWyse. Tags: Mobile Thoughts Cellphones Healthcare Mobile.

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Grants to Increase Health Care Access & To Include Children With Disabilities

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Deadline: June 29, 2012 (Letter of Inquiry) CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Offers Support for Programs to Increase Healthcare Access and Inclusion of Children With Disabilities The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust seeks to support programs and initiatives in the areas of access to healthcare, and inclusion for children with disabilities and special healthcare needs. From The Foundation Center. [If

Crazy Great Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Communications Coordinator Trillium Employment Services (Auburn, WA). Immigration/Healthcare Communications Specialist Unite Here (Los Angeles, CA). Post YOUR comms job here —nonprofits, grantmakers, B Corps & vendors serving nonprofits.

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How the digital world is affecting the modern patient

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Online patient networks where patients are able to share their healthcare and health system experiences such as PatientsLikeMe and HealthUnlocked , are empowering patients and altering the doctor/patient relationship.

Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Movin’ Up Monday

Getting Attention

Communications Officer , The California HealthCare Foundation (Oakland, CA). Senior Communications Specialist , The Service Employees International Union (Washington DC).

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How Autism Society and Other Health Nonprofits Are Bridging the Gap Between Technology and Health Care

EveryAction

From advocating for better healthcare for Coloradans to improving the quality of life for those with neuro-immune disorders, these organizations are not only making a difference in the world but are bridging the gap between technology and health care. Center for Health Progress wants a healthcare system that benefits all Colorodans regardless of race, income, or zip code.

Marketing Solutions to Employee Health Care Costs

Social Marketing and Social Change

So if you are keeping score so far, we have new products and services at no cost to the employees (physical exam and tests) and new behaviors (get them done and keep it up) at a high cost (lose health benefits). Tags: Health Care Health Promotion Healthcare Costs Worksite Wellness Bringing down health care costs has been bringing innovation to the workplace – and some glimmers of social marketing.

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Grants for U.S. Based Nonprofits Working in Innovation in Cardiovascular Health

Seeking Grant Money Today

Deadline: July 31, 2010 AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation Announces Connections for Cardiovascular Health Grant Program The AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation has received a $25 million charitable contribution from biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca for Connections for Cardiovascular Health, a new program designed to help improve cardiovascular health in the United States. Organizations can learn more and apply for a grant at the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation Web site.

Next? Nonprofit Communications Jobs

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Marketing Communications Specialist Arise Healthcare (Austin, TX). Senior Director for Marketing and Client Service Harvard University (Boston, MA). Post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here: Featuring jobs with nonprofits, grantmakers, B Corps, and vendors serving nonprofits.

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