Posted on October 25, 2012

ADAO is delighted to be presenting at the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) 140th Annual Meeting and Exposition, which will be held in San Francisco on October 27-31. Founded in 1872, the APHA is the oldest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world. Over 13,000 national and international physicians, administrators, nurses, educators, researchers, epidemiologists, and health specialists attend the conference to discuss current and emerging health science, policy, and practice issues in an effort to prevent disease and promote health.

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to present at the “Social Media to Promote Occupational Safety and Health” session on October 31.  We stand at the intersection of of change as we watch digital technology, health promotion, and the role of mHealth move at the speed of light.  Over the last nine years, ADAO has truly seen the power of social media. As our online network has grown to over 20,000 people, we have become the largest non-profit organization in the U.S. dedicated to preventing asbestos-caused disease, including mesothelioma, with educational, advocacy, and community support initiatives.

ADAO salutes the APHA for their leadership, innovation, and commitment to protecting public health.  I am very much looking forward to joining my colleagues again at this important international conference and I hope to see many of you at our session. The schedule for the entire session is below.

If you are unable to be at the conference in person, be sure to follow APHA and me next week via our social networks!

In unity,


Linda Reinstein’s Social Networks

ADAO’s Social Networks

Social Media to Promote Occupational Safety and Health

Wednesday, October 31, 2012: 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Roundtable Discussion 

Moderator: Nancy J. Simcox, MS

Table 1: Stories to live by: Using narratives to promote occupational health and safety behaviors to firefighters

Lenette Golding, PhD, MPH and Karen King, PhD, MS

Table 2: Creating compelling worker health and safety messages through digital storytelling: The California fatality assessment and control evaluation (CA/FACE) program

Laura Styles, MPH, Hank Cierpich, BS, James Rogge, MD, MPH, Egils Kronlins, BA and Robert Harrison, MD, MPH

Table 3: Engaging our stakeholders using social media strategies

Dede Montgomery, MS, CIH

Table 4: Leveraging Twitter to Engage the Construction Safety and Health Community

Mansi Das, MPH, MBA, Pietra Check, MPH, Matthew Gillen, CIH, Christine Branche, PhD, FACE and Nancy Romano, MS, CSHM

Table 5: NIOSH Evaluates the Use of YouTube to Spark Interest in No-Nose Bike Seats for Bicycle Police Officers

Mansi Das, MPH, MBA, Amy Filko, Christina Spring, MA, Brian Lowe, PhD, Steven Schrader, PhD and Joseph Andruzzi, Sgt

Table 6: Case Study: Global Asbestos Awareness Week – A Practical Approach to Integrating Social Media

Linda Reinstein

Table 7: Development of Community-based advocacy through Involvement in the Chemical Safety Board’s safety video program

Hillary Cohen, MA, Vidisha Parasram, MPH EOH and Shauna Lawhorne