New Facebook Page for Hamilton Parents
October 25, 2013
Posted by: Alison Hermansen
Hamilton Public Health Services has launched a new Facebook page called 'Healthy Families Hamilton.' Healthy Families Hamilton has information and resources for parents and caregivers of children from birth to age six.
Public Health Services' Registered Nurses and Registered Dietitians are live on the Facebook page from Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm (excluding holidays). They share information, respond to questions, and engage in conversation about pregnancy, breastfeeding, parenting, child safety, growth and development, healthy eating, and taking care of yourself as a parent.
Facebook is a new way for Public Health Services to engage with parents. Dr. Meghani (Associate Medical Officer of Health) reports, 'Estimates show it takes 38 years for radio to disseminate a message to 50 million people, 13 years for television, 4 years for the internet (social media excluded) and less than 3 months for Facebook to circulate that same message. We are excited to expand our traditional means of communication to enhance our work in promoting the health and well-being of children, youth and families.'
'Like' Healthy Families Hamilton on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/healthyfamilieshamilton.
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