Our regular blog readers may have noticed a recent lull in activity over the past few weeks (e.g. no weekly news updates, fewer articles posted, etc.). This is because the Communications Committee is currently working on a major overhaul of the IH section website – updating and cleaning up outdated content, eliminating redundancies, making it more navigable and user-friendly, and improving its appearance.
Since the most recent APHA Annual Meeting, the committee has been working with the section leadership to “modernize” the section’s communications – we are trying to move away from the website as the primary platform for section communication and use it instead as a “repository” of general information while using this blog for announcements, updates, and section activities. You can subscribe to the blog by e-mail or RSS feed to be notified of new postings. The blog is also streamed directly to the section’s Facebook page and LinkedIn group, so if you use either of these two social media platforms, please feel free to join or subscribe to those.
The goal of this effort is to make section communication more relevant and timely to you, the members – so please feel free to provide feedback! We are currently conducting a survey on how members utilize the section’s current communication platforms and what changes they would like to see. The two parts of the survey can be accessed from the following links:
The Committee is also open to members who would like to contribute to the blog, either by writing a guest post or volunteering with other activities (helping with the newsletter, gathering information for the weekly news round-ups, etc.), so please contact Jessica Keralis, the committee chair, at jmkeralis [at] gmail [dot] com if you are interested.
We appreciate your patience as the website is being updated. The news round-ups will return in July.