Healthy Lifestyle Advocate Facebook Page, Lac Courte Oreilles Community Health Center
Program Type: Promising Practice -Programs not formally evaluated (or formal evaluation is not yet complete) but identified by experts as programs with results suggesting efficacy and worthy of further study in broader pilot implementation efforts.
Description: LCO Community Health Center Healthy Lifestyle Advocate Facebook Page. We started the Healthy Lifestyle Advocate Facebook page to connect with all those who like to learn on line. Our goal in using Facebook include connecting our LCO program with individuals, families and communities in the local area along with others outside of the area who need encouragement and ideas for healthy behavior changes. The LCO Facebook page is an open venue for anyone to share ideas and to give us feedback for our program. The site is designed to: • Post Healthy Lifestyle ideas • Post opportunities for Physical Activity and exercise groups • Share healthy recipes [hints for making small changes that last] • Support networking collaborations. The target group for our LCO activities originally was ages 15-30, but we really have had just as many in the age group of 30 and above. One major challenge of using a Facebook page is the limitation that work site organizations are placing on access. Facebook is excellent for pictures, and for presenting information in an informal and creative way. Hopefully, Face book will be a catalyst for helping individuals connect with others, and developing support groups for people working on the similar health behavioral changes. At present, we are working with a group that is starting a steps program with pedometers, and with another group who will be starting Yoga classes. It is our vision that participant experiences and stories will be placed on the LCO Face book page, thus becoming an active site for raising awareness and promotion for Health Ideas and Health Education efforts using social media and technology.
Diabetes , Health Education , Information Technology
Health promotion and wellness, Lifestyle coaching, Motivation, Teaching strategies
Overall Cost: $40.00
Name: Patricia A. Subera
Site or Location Name: LacCourte Oreilles Community Health Center
11338 W. Trepania Road
Hayward, WI 54843