5 New Ways to Connect with ASHA

Posted on August 8, 2011


To make it easier for you to get and share information with ASHA board, staff, members and others in the school and health fields, we’ve expanded our online presence. Here are five ways you can get news and updates from ASHA, and share ideas and give feedback in return:

1. Read the Pulse Online. The Pulse, ASHA’s bimonthly e-newsletter, is now being published as a blog. This format allows you to use The Pulse however is best for you. You can make comments, search content, view posts by category, and easily share stories through social networks and e-mail. If you would like to suggest a story for The Pulse or contribute a guest post (300-500 words), please contact ASHA’s communications coordinator, Heather Gibbons

2. Connect Through Social Media. Like, Follow, Connect on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and encourage your colleagues to do the same. Share events, school health in the media, videos you love to help everyone get to know you and your work.

3. Volunteer for ASHA’s Social Media Corps. This is a great way to support ASHA in just a few minutes at time throughout your week and this October at the conference. You can sign up two ways: Join ASHA’s Social Media Corps group on Facebook, or at the conference, look for the ASHA Village and sign up there.

  • Post to ASHA’s Facebook Wall any notable info, news from the conference — sessions, keynotes, hallway conversations, events, etc.
  • Use #ASHAcon when you tweet about the conference.
  • Be a Social Media Ambassador – Wear an ID badge provided by ASHA. Explain to others what you are doing and answer their questions. Show them how to follow ASHA on Facebook and Twitter or refer them to the social media handout in their packet.

4. Read ASHA’s Weekly E-mail Blast. Watch for weekly emails from ASHA’s director, Stephen Conley. Read them (we’re keeping them short — we promise!) and share them with your colleauges.

5. Give Feedback Through Surveys: Please take a few minutes to respond to brief surveys we send in weekly emails or post to the blog, and share them with others. We want to know how we can serve you better, and this is a great way for us to get feedback. Here are two you can take now, if you haven’t already:

For more information, contact ASHA’s communications coordinator, Heather Gibbons.