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Take a Tour: Using NewPublicHealth.org

Mar 29, 2011, 2:30 PM

Welcome to NewPublicHealth! We’re thrilled that you’re here. With your participation, this site will become an open forum to discuss public health news, initiatives, studies, innovations and much more. Your input, comments and suggestions are always welcome.

To get you started, here’s a quick overview of some of the site’s features and how to use them.

The category bar: See that lovely orange bar up top? That’s where we’ll highlight a range of different topics. Those category links will change often, so keep your eye on them for fresh content. A full alphabetical list of categories will always be available on the right side of the page under the heading “Categories”.

Twitter feed: Our active Twitter account, @RWJF_PubHealth, more than 6,000 followers strong, is a shares daily public health information and engages in conversations with a wide range of followers. Now you can see the feed directly imported into this page. Please follow us on Twitter and join the conversation.

Voice of the Community: This space will reflect the posts that are trending within this community. Think of it as a guide to the audience’s favorite items. You can sort the lists by most read, most commented, and most emailed posts on our site.

Videos: We will always profile one video here that digs into important public health issues. These videos will present a range of perspectives and will often profile innovative leaders on the front lines of public health. They’re videos we'd like to share with you and – since they’re all embeddable and sharable – we hope you’ll pass them along to your colleagues.

The “Facebook” and “Twitter” buttons on the side of posts: These buttons are simple – if you’re logged in to Facebook or Twitter, just click your button of choice to share the post with your network. It will automatically “like” the post for you on Facebook or share the link on your Twitter account. And we hope you’ll use those share features frequently to help us spread the word.

Now, a question for you: What do you most want to see discussed here? What are your thoughts on public health today and moving forward? Leave a comment below, and we’ll do our best to address it.

This commentary originally appeared on the RWJF New Public Health blog.