USING MEDIA TO ADVOCATE AND INFLUENCE
Using the media as a tool can be powerful when promoting a health program. There are a number of steps that need to be taken in order to effectively disseminate a message out to the group you are trying to influence. Media advocacy and social marketing are useful resources a health educator can use in a number of different ways and for a number of different reasons. For example, social marketing may be used to influence individual behavior whereas media advocacy might be utilized when attempting to influence policy makers (CFOC, 2008).
- Identify the steps you would take when designing a social media campaign (provide 5-6 steps, use your required readings as a guide, and use bold headings to clearly identify each step.)
- Describe each step you identified and its importance when designing a media campaign.
- Identify which of the Responsibilities and Competencies of a health educator a media campaign would address.
- Describe at least 3 different budget strategies a health educator could use when implementing a health communication plan
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