Advocate, Educate, Participate

by Cheryl Hall on January 23rd, 2021

I love that social media allows me to connect to occupational therapists all around the world and tap into their expertise and creativity. In 2021 I plan to use social media more mindfully as a health care provider, community member, and family member to advocate, educate and participate in health awareness events.

Advocate: What barriers do patients face when living with a diagnosis or condition? Physical barriers, barriers to services, barriers to medication? Use your social media presence to advocate for change to address those barriers.

Educate: The internet offers countless reputable sites providing valuable information and resources for people impacted by any condition you can imagine. So take a minute, find those great resources, and share across your social media pages. Sign up for a virtual class or training on a condit and share that experience online.

Participate: Support health awareness campaigns by liking a story, reposting a resource, commenting on a post, or posting your take on a challenge – think ice buckets. Use the organization’s official hashtag to create energy around official campaigns.

By participating online in a mindful and professional way, you can help tell the story of some misunderstood conditions. Social media is a powerful tool, use it wisely to advance knowledge of health conditions by advocating, educating and participating in health awareness days.

  • About Me

    Cheryl Hall
    Occupational Therapist
    Maryland, United States

    Welcome to a site devoted to sharing experience, knowledge and resources to make your job of being a great therapist a lot easier.

    I have been an occupational therapist for more than 30 years. I graduated from San Jose State University with degrees in Occupational Therapy, Gerontology, and Early Child Development. My passion is working with adults and children in home health but I have also worked in rehab, sub-acute rehab, hand therapy, transitional living for TBI, and hospital-based outpatient settings.

  • Previous Posts