How did I come up with this name? Well…
Pulse = Life, Health, "what keeps you going"
Signal= Technology, standing out, a prompt to action
This little corner of the web will feature commentary on the impact and potential usefulness, of technology (e.g. social media, mobile/emerging web tech) on health communication, health education and social marketing. I have a passion for making sure that as many people as possible are informed about the choices they have regarding their health. In this new era of user-generated content, spectacular technology and Web 2.0 tools, we're at a great place where we can help change lives for the better on both small and large scales; and health is one of those areas ripe for change.
Pulse + Signal also aims to equip public health professionals with the understanding of these new tools and how they can be useful for crafting meaningful campaigns and being effective with their target audiences. The way I see it, the more empowered these individuals are with their work, the better they can inform this nation and beyond, on healthier living.
We are living in times where we can no longer rely on the government or other handouts to better our health – it's up to us to make that change for a better tomorrow. I want to make sure that the public health world embrace these new dynamics and use them in every way possible to impact lives.