Resources

Organizations and Social Media  

  • Academy for Educational Development (AED): Addresses critical social problems and improve the lives of people around the globe. AED gives people tools to build their own future and to begin making lasting social change through its Center for Social Marketing and Behavior Change. It employs consumer research and competitive analyses and draw on marketing, product development and policy strategies to make change easier and more appealing for identified audiences.
  • Advocacy for Youth Organization: The Center for Population Options, Advocates for Youth champions’ efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates believe that it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health.  
  • Benton Foundation: Works to ensure that media and telecommunications serve the public interest and enhance our democracy. We pursue this mission by seeking policy solutions that support the values of access, diversity and equity, and by demonstrating the value of media and telecommunications for improving the quality of life for all, by articulating a public interest vision for the digital age and demonstrates the value of communications for solving social problems.
  • Center on Media and Child Health (CMCH): A joint initiative of Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard School of Public Health, the center provides scientific research, clinical interventions, and education on the subject of media and their effects, positive and negative, on the physical, mental, and social health of children and adolescents. The center offers a free searchable database of scientific research on media effects, publishes research findings, produces guidelines for parents and teachers concerning safe and constructive uses of media, and publishes an electronic newsletter.  
  • Communications Consortium Media Center (CCMC): Uses media and new technologies as tools for change.  
  • Crozer-Keystone Healthy Start Organization: Ensures a sound beginning of community's most fragile citizens - its infants and children. It addresses the variety of complex health, social and environmental problems which contribute to poor pregnancy and birth outcomes, by improving maternal health and birth outcomes by increasing access to services for participants through outreach, education and care coordination of a range of services including medical, social, educational and housing services . As part of its campaign to keep Pennsylvania's families healthy, through its Health Advocacy Center invites families take action for Health.  
  • Johns Hopkins Center for Communications Programs (CCP): Partners with organizations to design and implement strategic communication programs to influence political dialogue, collective action, and individual behavior and to enhance information access to improve health and health care.
  • March of Dimes Organization (MOD): Promotes the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. Supports research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies' lives using March of Dimes researchers, volunteers, educators, outreach workers and advocates work together to give all babies a fighting chance against the threats to their health: prematurity, birth defects, low birth weight.
  • MCH library at Georgetown University: Provides accurate, timely information including the weekly newsletter MCH Alert, resource guides, full text publications, databases, and links to essential MCH resources on social media.
  • Megaphone Organization: Provides voices of under-served communities and those who advocate for them in order to increase political access, inspire action and create social change. The project accomplishes this through message development, media production, and targeted media distribution. Its focus is in the city of Baltimore, Maryland.  
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO): Supports efforts that protect and improve the health of all people and all communities by promoting national policy, developing resources and programs, seeking health equity, and supporting effective local public health practice and systems. Through its Communications department, NAACHO offers a chance to connect with each other, using popular social media tools 

 

Publications on MCH Social Media

 


 

CDC Websites on Social Media 

The CDC develops its social media support for social change of its population served and posts them under its Current Social Media Campaigns website. These may include:

·         Health Marketing Musings

·         Social Media Guidelines and Best Practices

·         The Social Media Collaboration

·         Using Social Media to Increase the Impact of CDC's Science / Forum One Web Executive Seminar

·         Using Social Media to Meet CDC’s: H1N1 Flu Response