It has been a very busy 8 months since my last substantial blog posting. I plan to spend the next few weeks sharing some highlights from that time, along with some new ideas and observations.
One thing I’ve been focusing on is delivering talks to organizations around the US. I thoroughly enjoy making presentations and sharing some insights on digital health and wellness, along with the context, accomplishments, and lessons learned from our work at CDC. Through these talks, I do my best to help spread the digital health gospel by diffusing and disseminating best practices in social media for health promotion and disease prevention.
For example, earlier today I spoke at a panel at the 8th National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention in Washington, DC. I was honored to share the dais with my friends Susannah Fox from the Pew Internet and American Life Project and Rob Gould from the Partnership for Prevention. You can view my slides here: http://slidesha.re/d3livO
Another highlight from my speaking tour was presenting in a panel at South by Southwest Interactive (SxSWi) in Austin, TX with the visionary doctors and bloggers Ted Eytan and Jay Parkinson. The free-flowing panel was conceived and organized by Caley Van Cleave from FeelGoodNow.com.
You can view the video of the talk I gave on October 26, 2009 in Philadelphia at the e-Patient Connections 2009 conference sponsored by Kru Research. I’m still learning how to embed videos in WordPress without rendering the page unviewable in IE, so for now you will have to click on the link below.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the content and concepts from these presentations and your ideas for making them better.