Digital Media for Health Promotion Panel
Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 11:15 pm - 12:00 pm
NORC Panelist: Sherry Emery, PhD, NORC at the University of Chicago
How can young people’s love for digital media like texting, YouTube videos, apps, and social media be used to promote healthy behaviors? Whether the topic is vaping, the opioid epidemic, suicide prevention, safer sex, anxiety, or obesity, what are the most effective ways to leverage digital media as part of health promotion campaigns aimed at youth? This panel includes fresh data about teens’ use of digital health information and tools; examples of innovative uses of digital media for health promotion; an exploration of the role of e-health literacy as an important component of digital literacy; and a review of the methodological challenges involved in evaluating the effectiveness of digital health campaigns.
Vicky Rideout, MA of VJR Consulting will serve as a moderator for the discussion. Other panelists include Jennifer Manganello, PhD, MPH, School of Public Health, University at Albany and Michele Ybarra, PhD, MPH, Center for Innovative Public Health Research, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.