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The idea for writing these articles was so that up to date health information could get from those who "have it" - the health professionals - to those who "want it", and that's YOU. The wonderful thing about social media is that it's so ...... Social: we can interact and personalize information to help tailor it for smaller groups and individuals, as opposed to mass information that tends to be generic and fails to account for our very individual "variations"!
So I want to run a series of Surveys: nothing fancy, and on subjects that initially I will choose until there are subjects that are of interest to groups of you. The name of the game is to find out what you think you know, and also to help find out what you need to know: for example, do all birds carry bird flu or is it just chickens? At this stage I will aim to run 3 or four Surveys a year: as I said, they wont be fancy and it wont be "research" as there will be too many variables to control. What it will be, is for you - the readers, the seekers of reliable information, the ones who want to do "things" better. The outcome is that we as a group can show that by sharing information, knowledge and experience that we can have an impact on community health care at a grass roots level and that we can be a force for good.
That's the dream, but it lacks one vital thing - it needs you to help. I have over 250 followers, but to give the surveys real impact I would ask that you involve as many people as you can so that the results have more meaning, and carry greater force.
The first Survey will be coming out in the next few weeks, in the meantime it's business as usual. If you have any particular subject that you see as a "burning health issue" in our communities, and that you would like addressed, please just send me an email.
Lets change our world, and it all begins with "me".