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Beginnings Guides in the Social Media

We’ve gone social!  We started Tweeting in January 2011.  We’re also on 
Facebook and LinkedIn. Most of the action on our topics, pregnancy, 
parenting and health literacy is on Twitter. Social media allows us to
monitor and contribute to related online discourse and resources. 
Beginnings WebMother Simone Snyder follows 1490 tweeters to keep
us up to the minute on the latest developments in several fields!
 
Today over 260 people and organizations follow @BeginningsGuide, and they
have a combined following of over 100,000. An additional 190+ follow
us on @HealthLitPromo. Following us means you receive our
posts directly by phone or email. You can also just check in at your
convenience.
 
I am happily surprised by the range of interest. Beginnings followers
include individual parents and grandparents, physicians, nurses, nutritionists,
SIDS specialists, injury prevention experts, health coaches, child advocates,
nine March of Dimes programs around the country, several United Ways and
Head Starts, literacy groups in the US and Canada, child care organizations
and women’s clinics.  Major organizations tuned in to our work include the
Maternal Child Health Bureau, CityMatCH, American Association of Maternal
Child Health Programs, Early Intervention Family Alliance, Child Health USA,
Tulane MCH, HelpMeGrow, Text4baby.   
 
How to follow us and participate in the conversation

You can expect 10-15 quality posts a week on topics ranging from Health
Literacy, Maternal Child Health, to tips for home visitors and expecting parents.

Twitter
To set up an account click here.
To follow Beginnings Guides click here or search for @BeginningsGuide.
To follow The Center for Health Literacy Promotion click here or search for
@HealthLitPromo.

Facebook
To set up an account click here.
To Like Beginnings Guides click here or search for Beginnings Guides.
To Like The Center for Health Literacy Promotion click here or search
for Center for Health Literacy Promotion.

Linked In
To set up an account click here.
To connect with Sandra Smith, PhD on LinkedIn click here.
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