Digital Scholar Webinar: Social Media as a Platform for Health Behavior Change



During this webinar we discuss ways to use a private, closed social media group intervention to promote health behavior change using the CAN Quit study as a case study. The following areas will be covered: 1) Why social media for health behavior change (challenges and opportunities)? 2) Overview of the Can Quit study. 3) Process of cultural tailoring of intervention content (i.e., moderator postings), 4) Selecting and evaluating platform and content, use and training of intervention moderators. 5) Evaluation strategies. 6) Lessons Learned.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the benefits and challenges of using social media to promote health behavior change. 
  • Describe the process of developing the CAN Quit study Develop a plan for tailoring social media content to the needs of a specific population



Zoe Merritt, MBA
Senior Research Associate, Research Services Dept. at the Alaska Native Tribal Heath Consoortium

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