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RaeAnn Tucker-Marshall is the public information director of the Henry/Stark Health Departments.
Blog: Health staff learn how to use social media to help
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By RaeAnn Tucker-Marshall
Jan. 2, 2013 10 a.m.

The Henry and Stark County Health Department announces that members of
its staff recently attended a Social Media Training sponsored by the
Illinois Public Health Association and the Illinois Society for Public
Health Educators. The training was entitled, "Aligning Social Media and
Public Health." RaeAnn Tucker-Marshall, Health Department Director of
Public Information, and Shawn Wager, Health Department Computer Support
Specialist attended the training held recently in Glen Ellyn.
The training's goal was to introduce participants to the principles of
social media in order to maximize public health and wellness/prevention
efforts. The training also provided an overview of social media's role in
communicating provisions and benefits of the Patient Protection and
Affordable Care Act as well as the state Health Insurance Exchange.
Tucker-Marshall notes, "The training also gave participants skills
needed to begin developing a basic social media strategy for health
promotion and prevention messaging."
Tucker-Marshall adds, "Participants attending the social media training
included: Administrators, health educators, nurses, health communicators,
and public health program managers. Our staff took part in this important
training, because we feel that we owe it to our local residents to be
up-to-date on the latest communication innovations, techniques and
For more information on the services available through the Henry and
Stark County Health Departments call the Department at (309) 852-0197 or
visit our website at www.henrystarkhealth.com or find us on Facebook at
Henry and Stark County Health Departments.

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