- Recommendation ID
Social media:- How effective are online social media and networks at improving health and wellbeing and reducing health inequalities when they are used:
- as a method of community engagement?
- to support an existing community engagement approach?
- Any explanatory notes
Why this is important:- Social media is a potentially useful way to engage communities. But there is a lack of evidence on how effective it is at reaching different audiences and delivering initiatives. In particular, there's a lack of evidence on how its use compares with face-to-face approaches. In addition, it is not clear whether or not its use could have an impact on health inequalities.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Community engagement: improving health and wellbeing and reducing health inequalities
- Date issued
- March 2016
|Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?||No|
|Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?||No|