links for 2010-07-08
July 8, 2010
Another gem from Gerald Baron attempting to define "engagement" in response. This post piggybacks nicely on a post forwarded by Mike Ellis of the Emergency Communication Network, found here: http://ht.ly/28SUq .
Do you engage with your constituents? Or do you still just broadcast messages, except now you use social media tools to do it?
I've gone back and forth about the role of health departments and blast injuries. Folks I know say that it's not the job of public health professionals to provide post-explosion blast injury information. They say that by the time the injured present and ED docs have begun adapting their everyday techniques to the new injuries, the health department would be providing information too late. Do you have any thoughts on this?
Kinda political, but very relevant, considering the amazing shock public health departments are going through. Preparedness programs aren't immune either, as CDC looks to rework the Cooperative Agreement grants. Things are bad and getting worse in public health and frankly? There's no end in sight.
This is the second article I've seen in two days about how cyber-security is mostly a sham and set up merely to consolidate power and funding. The other is from Bruce Schneier: http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2010/07/the_threat_of_c.html. H/T to someone at the Communitarian Network.