Welcome to the Get Health'e' blog
As someone who studies and teaches about health communication, I have always been interested in finding ways to give people clear and useful information about public health. I have seen a lot of people become interested in public health during the COVID-19 pandemic. And since I am mostly home these days, I thought it was a good time to try out a blog! For this first blog post, I want to let people know what the blog is about.
What is GetHealth'e' and why is the blog on this site?
Get Health'e' means to "get health literate using 'e'lectronic tools". I have been working for a while on creating ways to help people improve their health literacy. I created the GetHealth'e' website as a way to teach people about health literacy and provide links to good resources. I also started a YouTube channel that is a work in progress. And I have been seeking funding to create online classes that people can take. Please let me know if you have ideas about other things you would like to see on the site!
What can you expect to see in this blog?
I will be spending a lot of time at least for now talking about COVID-19. Learning about public health in general is also important to understand the pandemic and the response to it so expect to see posts about public health. I will link to news stories about health and discuss what they mean, and also plan to have my public health friends write guest blog posts. And you will probably see posts about my classes, media, my family, my big fluffy cat, and fun memes and videos.
Thanks for reading! Please let me know if you have questions you want me to try to answer or if there are topics you want to know more about. I look forward to giving this a try...wish me luck!
3/18/2020 06:49:33 am
Hi, thanks for helping us learn more about Public Health. Something my friends and I always wonder is how it works- what is public health's role in preventing the spread of disease and how do they do it. Education is a big part of it but they are really also on the front line now; tracking down the spread. Can you help us understand how they do this or perhaps a good topic for one of your expert colleagues. Thanks so much for the opportunity to receive info, be educated and ask questions.
5/23/2022 02:31:26 am
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Jennifer Manganello is a public health professor and mom of two boys living in upstate New York.