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September 2nd, 2011

Working… and Health Activism

by Amanda

There’s something about the end of summer and the beginning of Fall that reminds us we still have some time left to buckle down and accomplish great things this year.

For the month of September, we’ll be focusing on the idea of working and being a Health Activist. That encompasses a lot of different incarnations as everyone is in a slightly different place with their Health Activism. This offers an amazing opportunity to learn from each other and collect some tips for improving some of the pieces you struggle with and share the parts of your advocacy you’re really proud of.

Let’s take a peek at how people “work” in their communities and personal lives to make a difference. Maybe you’re a working professional with a full-time job, pursuing Health Activism as a part-time role and hobby. Or maybe you’re a professional Health Activist, utilizing your online community to pay the bills. Or maybe you fall somewhere in between. Perhaps you’re just getting into Health Activism and want to see how to make this a sustainable freelance career for yourself. We hope to be able to connect Health Activists who have been doing this for a while with those who are still wading into advocacy and learn a ton.

As you can see – there’s a lot of ground to cover. Look for a lot of “back to basics” content this month (it is Back to School season after all!) that will help you re-focus your efforts for the last part of the year and really find a second wind. The fall is known for having a multitude of Health Observances for a variety of health communities – so we’ll highlight how you’re raising awarenss in big ways as well. And there will be a bunch of tips shared, stories of lessons learned, and multi-media content like videos on how to bring the skills of the workplace into your Health Activism … and vice versa!