Welcome to the digital health and behaviour change network!
By Carmen E Lefevre, on 11 August 2016
Wow – nearly 400 of us from across Europe have already signed up to share our passion for digital health and behaviour change. We need a platform to keep in touch so University College London’s Centre for Behaviour Change (CBC) and Credits4Health have partnered to host a new Digi-hub.
Thanks to all of you for filling out our survey. Your answers helped us design the Digi-hub’s format, which includes:
– this blog on CBC’s website
– a Twitter hashtag: #CBChub
– a LinkedIn group
You asked for opportunities to connect with professionals across sectors so here’s the plan: every month we’ll explore a theme in digital health that you and your colleagues Tweeted about during the February 2016 CBC Behaviour Change Conference. If you want to contribute to a month’s theme and the weekly posts please let us know and of course, keep the conversation going by commenting and replying to your colleagues.
Weekly forum posts will centre on these themes:
September: Cross-sector collaboration in digital health
October: Role of digital health and making data meaningful
November: Difficult and priority issues in digital health
December: Design best practice
The Digi-hub is hosted by UCL CBC on their website and we’ll have the discussion forum in the LinkedIn group. Along with the discussion thread, there will be threads for links to the latest research articles and opportunities for members to collaborate.
We hope to host a truly dynamic Digi-hub, so feel free to comment in the LinkedIn group and/or Tweet using the hashtag #CBChub.
This week we’d like to get the conversation started by introducing ourselves. The Digi-hub is hosted by UCL’s Centre for Behaviour Change, which aims to translate academic expertise in behaviour change and behavioural science to a wide, interdisciplinary audience, and has expertise in behaviour change theory and application across a wide range of topic areas. You can read more about our work here.
The Digi-hub was started in association with Credits4Health, a EU-funded research initiative to change behaviour through a personalised e-platform. See more about the project here. Credits4Health is represented in this Digi-hub by one of its consortium members, C3 Collaborating for Health, a London-based public health charity working in behaviour change. Read more about our work here.
What about you? Tell us a little bit about yourself – the discussion is live on the LinkedIn group.