So here's an idea I had last night. How about a #PublicHealth Day on Twitter? A day when everyone who works in, studies, or takes an interest in public health, tweets interesting stuff, and uses a suitable hashtag (#PublicHealth, PublicHealth13)? And the people who are already tweeting interesting stuff just carry on, but include the hashtag every time they tweet.
The aim would be to get #PublicHealth trending on Twitter, to raise awareness (and engagement with) the work that researchers, policy makers and practitioners are doing, and to generate lots of new followers for public health tweeters. We could do it in the summer on a 'slow news' day, and hopefully get some media attention.
Has anyone ever done this? Is it a good idea, and would you be up for it?