Concurrent Session A1 - Leveraging Social Media to Influence Representatives and the Community to Advocate for Health

Using social media is a free or low cost option for individuals and organizations to advocate for health. Social media has the ability to reach a wide audience by using hashtags to categorize posts which are accessible by more individuals than the user’s followers.Participants in this session will learn about how social media can be used to advocate for key health issues by identifying climate change issues affecting their region/community; identifying representatives' political agenda in regards to climate change; and how to craft a message to these representatives to advocate for the SOPHE Advocacy Summit 2020 ask.

Sabrina Cherry

Dr. Sabrina T. Cherry, DrPH, MSPH, MTS has worked for more than 15 years within the field of public health. Dr. Cherry’s professional experience started as a Peace Corps Volunteer in The Gambia, West Africa. One of her major projects included partnering with leaders across the continent to focus on Gender and Development (GAD) initiatives aimed at helping young women and girls create sustainable income resources. As a public-health practitioner, Dr. Cherry collaborated on Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) for the Greater Atlanta Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and two rural Georgia hospitals; provided co-leadership on the expansion of the Community Outreach Program at Northside Hospital; provided technical assistance to faith-based, mini-grant recipients in Southwest Georgia; and worked on a food insecurity and medication-adherence pilot study for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). She is an Evaluation Consultant for Creative Research Solutions and Past President of the Georgia Society for Public Health Education (GA SOPHE).

Jennifer Evans, PhD, MCHES, D-SAACP

Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University

Dr. Jennifer L. Evans is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University. She earned her PhD in Health Education and Promotion from The University of Alabama. Her research interests include college hookup culture, condom negotiation, and sexual violence, specifically investigating sexual violence perceptions via digital platforms. In addition to being MCHES certified, Dr. Evans is also a certified sexual assault survivor advocate for the local sexual assault resource center and is an active member of ESG, SOPHE, and APHA. 

Megan Burroughs, PhD, CHES

Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Bradley University

Dr. Meghan Burroughs is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Bradley University. She earned her PhD in Health Education and Promotion from The University of Alabama. Her main areas of research focus on substance use and abuse of young adults, specifically marijuana use, and social media-focused research, specifically violence and women’s health issues. 

Sara Fehr, PhD, CHES®

Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology

Dr. Sara Fehr is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology. She earned her PhD in Health Education from the University of Cincinnati with a cognate emphasis in Women's Health and Human Sexuality. Her research interests include the prevention of sexually transmitted infections, unplanned pregnancies, and intimate partner violence. In addition to being CHES certified, Dr. Fehr is also a certified facilitator for the Green Dot and STAND Up programs, which utilize education, social marketing, and action planning in an effort to reduce power-based personal violence on the A&M campus. She is also a certified sexual assault survivor advocate and works as a volunteer for the local sexual assault resource center.

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Concurrent Session A1 - Leveraging Social Media to Influence Representatives and the Community to Advocate for Health
10/13/2020 at 1:30 PM (EDT)   |  45 minutes
10/13/2020 at 1:30 PM (EDT)   |  45 minutes
Evaluation
19 Questions
CECH/CPH CE Credit
0.75 Entry CECH/CPH CE Credit credits  |  No certificate available
0.75 Entry CECH/CPH CE Credit credits  |  No certificate available