Health Information Week 2020
Health Information Week takes place every July and BHIP members take part in a variety of ways.
In July 2020 the themes for Health Information Week were:
- Monday 6th July: Health literacy.
- Tuesday 7th July: Mental Health.
- Wednesday 8th July: Sepsis.
- Thursday 9th July: Healthy lifestyles.
- Friday 10th July: Mobile apps.
- Saturday 11th July: Mythbusting Common Conditions.
- Sunday 12th July: Wellbeing and mindfulness.
Bolton Libraries and Museum Services
- Tweeted throughout the week to highlight the daily themes
- Promoted health literacy and health information through our e-books and e-magazines offer via Facebook and Twitter.
Bolton Macmillan Information Services
Bolton NHS Foundation Trust Library Service
Staff based in the service used the themes for daily tweets and covered:
- Day 1- Health Literacy – Impressions 1568; Total Engagements 62
- Day 2- Mental Health – 3 tweets. Tweet 3 – Impressions 2300; Total engagements 71 plus reply from Headspace Help
- Day 3- Sepsis – Impressions 1576; Total Engagements 70
- Day 4- Healthy Lifestyles – 2 tweets. Tweet 1 – Impressions 1721; Total Engagement 84 plus like from Chief Executive of the Trust
- Day 5- Apps – Impressions 1013; Total engagements 39.
Here’s some reflection from Paula who managed the service.
We gained 3 new followers and were really pleased with the level of engagement with the tweets – it definitely makes a difference being part of a larger campaign. Given that we were coping with a pandemic, social media was a great way to take part.
University of Bolton Library
- Collaboration with University Faculty teaching staff and University Wellbeing staff to produce a Libguide with a focus for each days themes. This included a newly created section about Health Literacy in LEAP Online: https://libguides.bolton.ac.uk/lifelounge/healthinfoweek
- A blog post: https://libguides.bolton.ac.uk/blog/Health-Information-Week-is-here
- Staff from UBIR tweeted relevant University of Bolton staff research around the themes –papers were also included in the Health Information Week 2020 reading list.