We Learn All Our Health 2019: are you one of our next trailblazer organisations?
It may only just be November but we wanted to take five minutes to talk about the New Year – 2019 – as there are some exciting plans a foot! Earlier this year we ran an exciting project using social media to help all health and care professionals explore and become inspired by the All Our Health framework. The project was called WeLearn #AllOurHealth and was a Public Health England and WeCommunities collaboration.
Public Health England’s All Our Health framework is a call to action to all health and care professionals to embed prevention within their day to day practice. Through educational materials, tools and resources, All Our Health helps professionals make an even greater impact in preventing illness, protecting health and promoting wellbeing.
The WeLearn #AllOurHealth project set out to establish and deliver an interactive programme to extend the reach of All Our Health. It aimed to mobilise the workforce by establishing an innovative learning network, supporting the sharing of information and professional development. We developed the WeLearn Social Learning Platform which used social media as a basis for learning. Platforms including Twitter, Tweetchats, Infographics, Prezi, Steller Stories, YouTube, Podcasts and Blogs were used to bring the All Our Health framework to life. We encouraged both long term social media users and those new to the platforms, providing a “using social media for CPD” module to support their learning. As a result:
- 950 Professional development hours were delivered
- 1045 health care professionals used the Twitter hashtag
- Through case studies we were able to show how learning from the All Our Health framework made a difference to the people we care for
- Participants showed, through pre and post course questions on the Welearn Platform, that learning had taken place and knowledge was gained
- There was overwhelmingly positive feedback both on the content, the platform and the style of learning
- We were able to develop six case studies ranging from an acute cardiac care nurse who used walking groups to share information with patients, to a physiotherapist who set up a MSK facebook group to share information with peers.
All of which means that we are very pleased to announce that WeLearn #AllOurHealth will take place again in 2019! Full details and information on how to sign up will be announced shortly before Christmas. In the meantime, we are looking for 8 forward-thinking organisations to be #AllOurHealth Trailblaizers, which will involve promoting WeLearn #AllOurHealth within their organisations and helping lead the way in preventing illness, protecting health and promoting wellbeing. Could this be your organization?
- Is your organisation serious about health promotion, prevention and protection?
- Could you lead the way for other organisations to follow?
- Would you support and champion #AllOurHealth within your organisation?
- Would you like to be one of eight trailblazing organisations for #AllOurHealth?
Do any or all of the following apply to your organisation:
- You are forward thinking organisation
- You are a local authority team
- You are a healthcare organisation (large or small)
- You are an organisation with an interest in healthcare
- You are an NHS Organisation
- You are a university who teaches healthcare professionals
- You want your staff to be passionate about prevention, promotion & protection
- You are happy to commit a little time in February to promote & support WeLearn #AllOurHealth
- You would love to access free #AllOurHealth CPD for your staff
- You want to be a trailblazer for #AllOurHealth
Does this sound like you? If so then we would love to hear from you … please email firstname.lastname@example.org We will supply resources - you just need to bring passion and commitment to health promotion, prevention and protection.
2019 is going to be a trailblazing year and it would be great to have your organization trailblazing with us!
Teresa Chinn MBE is The RN & Social Media Specialist at WeNurses
Prof Jamie Waterall is The National Lead for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention & Associate Deputy Chief Nurse