FAQ

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

 

Why should my organization use social media in our communications outreach?
How much does Communications Made Easy cost?
Why do I have to register?
How do I login? How do I logout?
Where should I start?
Am I required to take the survey?
Who can see my contact information?
What will you do with my contact information?
Why should I use the resource database?
Why should I contribute to the resource database?

 

Why should my organization use social media in our communications outreach?

Social media is becoming a part of many people's everyday lives. Businesses, government agencies, political figures, celebrities, and people from all walks of life have embraced social media and the level of connection it provides. While no one can be expected to use the thousands of social media sites available online, it is likely that a few of these tools will save you time and money. Better yet, they may spread your message to an audience who has never heard it.


How much does Communications Made Easy cost?

Unlike other similar social media educators, Communications Made Easy is available free of charge to registered users.


Why do I have to register?

Registration is required to maintain the integrity of our user base and ensure that we assemble a community of like-minded individuals and organizations. Each registered user has access to personalized technical support and a community of other organizations and users with whom one can partner and discuss the latest social media outreach methods.


How do I login? How do I logout?

Logging in and out is a breeze. Click the "Login" and "Logout" links available in the top menu on any CME webpage.


Where should I start?

After registering for your Communications Made Easy account, a good place to begin is by reading any of the "Social Media" or "Traditional Media"  eTools. Are you interested in brand name social media websites? Or, are you more interested in what forums and instant messaging is? Browse through the selection and start at a place that suits you best.

If you are new to social media, a helpful starting place is our What is Social Media? article.

If you want to explore essential social media, start with our Blogs, Twitter, and Facebook articles.

If your administration is not favorable to social media as a form of communications, our Health Departments and Social Media article may be helpful to you.


Am I required to take the survey?

No, you are not required to take the survey. However, we request that all users take a few minutes to complete the survey as that will help us further adapt the CME program to your needs.


Who can see my contact information?

Contact information is not viewable by or available to the public. Other registered users will only see your organization’s name in the Resources section under My Account. By clicking on the name of your organization, they can send you a message without seeing your personal contact information.


What will you do with my contact information?

Your contact information will be used by CME program managers to:

•    Send out periodic updates to registered users via email
•    Network users with each other (while keeping information private)
•    Evaluate the reach of the program


Why should I use the resource database?

As a listing of immunization-related materials, the resource database has been designed to save you time and money in the design and implementation of your programs.


Why should I contribute to the resource database?

The resource database will help drive traffic to your website and supports others in their immunization awareness and education efforts, just as they support your efforts through this shared database.