Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Public Health (MPH)


Public Health

First Advisor

Dr. Erika Ziller, PhD


The purpose of this capstone project was to engage the general public to think and learn about health care systems and the policies and public opinions that influence them. The project developed a method of public engagement and education by establishing a new social media blog titled In the Well, and piloting four posts and companion recordings. A brief impact study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of this communication method, and to answer the key question: are the project’s social media posts an effective method for engaging and educating people to think about health care systems and policies?



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