Harnessing the power of social media to promote public health
The Institute of Osteopathy (iO) has launched a new community Facebook page ‘Osteopathy for Health’ with the aim to provide the public with useful health advice and tips to support positive lifestyle behaviours.
The iO first launched ‘Osteopathy for Health’ as web-based information, supported by a series of advice leaflets that could be distributed by osteopaths and other healthcare practitioners. The project has now evolved to utilise the power of social media to spread health and lifestyle messages on exercise, diet, getting older, sleep, and mental health on a dedicated Facebook page ‘Osteopathy for Health’.
The iO team will be working on developing more advice and promoting these on social media in the coming weeks and months and encouraging osteopaths to promote these public health messages through their own online networks.
Osteopathy for Health advice for the public:
- Online. General health advice to the public is available from the iO website. Topics range from healthy eating to information to persistent pain. In the next year we will be transforming these pages: www.iOsteopathy.org/osteopathy-for-health
- Social Media. Scroll Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for posts using #OsteopathyforHealth. You can search using the hashtag. Don’t forget: if you like it, share it!
- Advice leaflets. The leaflets are available from the iO. To purchase copies please email enquiries@iOsteopathy.org
For more information about the Institute of Osteopathy’s ‘Osteopathy for Health’ public health advice programme, please contact comms@iOsteopathy.org