Dear This Is Public Health Campaign Participants,
In honor of National Public Health Week (April 5-11), the Association of Schools of
Public Health, which sponsors the “This Is Public Health” (TIPH) sticker campaign, wanted to share some exciting updates and a new opportunity with the TIPH sticker community.
The theme of this year’s National Public Health Week is “A Healthier America: One Community at a Time”. We thought this theme reflects the spirit of the TIPH campaign, which started with ten sponsored events in April 2008 at schools of public health across North America. Since then, over 425,000 stickers have been distributed to all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, 108 health departments/government institutions, and 97 academic institutions. The campaign has also gone global – stickers are available in over 16 languages and have been sent to 40 countries on six continents (we just need to send some to Antarctica and we’ll have covered the entire globe!).
Hundreds of organizations have posted links to the TIPH campaign on their blogs, websites, or publications. We’d like to point out that you are the reason for the growth of our campaign. Your willingness to share with your communities the importance of public health is the reason this campaign is making its way across the globe.
We can’t wait to hear more from you about your individual campaigns in 2010. Send your thoughts, feedback, and ideas to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2010 THIS IS PUBLIC HEALTH CHALLENGE
Global communications technologies are rapidly changing, which affects how we as public health professionals talk about public health. Smartphones/iphones are fast becoming one of the primary modes of communication and information. In fact, estimates are that 50 million people currently have a smartphone and within three years this number will double. Facebook has over 350 million users and more are joining every day.
Let’s get public health and the “This is Public Health” message out to those millions of people! For National Public Health Week, we are hosting a contest to find the best ideas for either a smartphone/iphone application or a Facebook application that promotes public health using the “This is Public Health” message. ASPH will fund the development of the winning ideas.
The deadline for submissions is April 30. See http://www.thisispublichealth.org/documents/TIPH_challenge_2010.pdf for contest information. We can’t wait to hear your terrific ideas!
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