Presenter Information

Lessley Columna

Date

5-3-2021

Faculty Sponsor

Patrice DeLeon

Abstract / Description

In recent years, digital health promotion has quickly increased and has allowed health professionals to develop and provide a variety of online resources. These tools can be especially beneficial in reaching college students who are increasingly seeking health resources online. The proposed project examined student interaction on online platforms specifically Instagram and the relevant health topics being explored. Online health resources were developed based on Salem State University’s participation in the 2020 American College Health Association – National College Health Assessment III. This project focused on five main health topics including; sexual health, sleep, substance use, mental health, and nutrition/food security. Pre-topic questions were created to examine health seeking behaviors and main topic health promotion questions to analyze interaction and develop relevant health resources.

Academic Department

Healthcare Studies

COinS
 

Digital Health Communications Project, Understanding College Student Health Through Instagram

In recent years, digital health promotion has quickly increased and has allowed health professionals to develop and provide a variety of online resources. These tools can be especially beneficial in reaching college students who are increasingly seeking health resources online. The proposed project examined student interaction on online platforms specifically Instagram and the relevant health topics being explored. Online health resources were developed based on Salem State University’s participation in the 2020 American College Health Association – National College Health Assessment III. This project focused on five main health topics including; sexual health, sleep, substance use, mental health, and nutrition/food security. Pre-topic questions were created to examine health seeking behaviors and main topic health promotion questions to analyze interaction and develop relevant health resources.

 

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