Sharing Call: Social Media for Beginners

Recorded On: 09/10/2015


Social media is quickly rising to prominence as the most impactful way to disseminate and share news, opinions, and hold meaningful conversations. Businesses, including health systems, are leveraging social media to contribute to these conversations. There is also an untapped opportunity for health care professionals to lend their voices to the conversations happening on social media through their personal social media accounts, but many aren't sure where to start.

Join HH's social media manager, Christina Quint, and Janet Howard, HH Director, for an introductory sharing call on the basics of using social media. We will break down various social media platforms to their simplest components, from using Twitter and Facebook interfaces, to some beginner's tips on communicating on these platforms.

This webinar is intended for very beginners—you don't even need to have a social media account to join! This webinar is also a great opportunity for more seasoned social media users who want a “refresher", or some social media strategy tips.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the basics of using Facebook and Twitter
  • Learn how to open an account, post updates, make connections, and interact on these platforms
  • Understand basic etiquette for interacting on social media
  • Articulate strategic communication on health care sustainability topics


Christina Quint, Climate Communications Coordinator, Health Care Without Harm,

Christina Quint is Program Associate for Healthier Hospitals and Climate Communications Coordinator for Health Care Without Harm's Climate and Health Program. She is also a graduate student pursuing her Master's degree in Environmental Communication and Advocacy. Additionally, as the social media lead for Healthier Hospitals and Health Care Without Harm, Christina brings over three years of experience in developing communication strategies for health care sustainability and climate-related topics on social media. You can follow her on Twitter at @SustyAdvocate.

This is a member-only resource.


Social Media for Beginners
60-minute Sharing Call Live event: 09/10/2015 at 3:00 PM (EDT) You must register to access.