Finding answers to questions about your health has never been easier in the digital era, but it has also become increasingly difficult for people to know if they can trust the answers they find.
Leading health organizations like Mass General Brigham are keeping pace with where and how people find information, helping to meet people where they are and connect them with resources from credible sources.
Through their new channel on YouTube, Mass General Brigham is bringing their deep bench of experts from across two world-class academic medical centers, five nationally ranked specialty hospitals, 11 community hospitals, and dozens of health centers, to answer the top questions on the biggest health topics of the moment.
Covid-19 has had a dramatic impact on mental well-being around the world, with increased incidence of mental health issues from anxiety, depression and stress, to substance use and self-harm. In response, Mass General Brigham’s experts have released an ongoing series of videos focused on helping people to understand the signs, symptoms and treatments for issues ranging from opioid addiction to self-harm.
In our increasingly digital world, the next phase in health communication is video, where we can connect with people and answer their questions in a way that is easy to understand and accessible. Regardless of your literacy level, location, or language, video is easy to understand and engaging — even on a mobile phone.
As health leaders look to make public health information truly public, mobile video formats are a critical tool for reaching global audiences at scale and providing free and equitable access to the best and brightest thinking in science and medicine.