On Making Health – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of June 24, 2014)


White House Tweet on Maker Faire

#MakeHealth, #MakerNurse, #MedLibs, and #NationOfMakers lead off this week’s highlighted hashtags. What they all have in common is connections between maker culture and making health. What is maker culture? Funny you should ask.


White House Maker Faire
The White House had its first ever Maker Faire last week, June 18th. Their hashtag was #NationOfMakers. While the White House didn’t focus solely on health, health was well represented in their audience and presenters.

#NationOfMakers #MakeHealth


We Make Health

University of Michigan is really active in this space, enough so that the topic could be a whole series of posts on its own. Let’s just start with the fact that University of Michigan is sponsoring our own maker festival in August explicitly focused on connecting health, research, clinical care, patients, and maker culture. Our hashtag for this event and going on is #makehealth.


MakerNurse

Work on that event has lead to a lot of questions and thoughts from other medical librarians, which led to a Twitter chat about #makehealth and #NationOfMakers and all that under the hashtag #medlibs and joined by the folks from #MakerNurse!

“What is the Maker Movement, and how does it connect to participatory medicine and personalized healthcare? How is this changing healthcare? How is this changing libraries? How does this connect to the roots of health and healthcare? What are roles for libraries in ‘makering’?”


What will you be making? Help us make health!


First posted at THL Blog: http://thlibrary.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/on-making-health-hashtags-of-the-week-hotw-week-of-june-24-2014/

One response to “On Making Health – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of June 24, 2014)

  1. Pingback: [#makehealth] Where the Makers Are | Emerging Technologies Librarian

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