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About the association

It all started with a conversation among "internet friends". Since the inception of the most popular social media platforms of today in the first decade of the millennium, there have been health professionals who have utilized social media for purposes including practice marketing, disease awareness, and medical education.

As an organization, we, Association for Healthcare Social Media, play a key role in developing best practices for social media use in health and to advocate for the recognition of social media as an important public health tool in the fight to combat misinformation.


265 Oberlin Rd | Middletown, PA 17057-3014

The Association for Healthcare Social Media (AHSM) is a nonprofit organization operated exclusively for charitable purposes per Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, specifically for the purposes of advancing public health by developing and promulgating standards of social media use in healthcare using evidence-based methods that improve the integrity and public transparency of online medical Information and encourage the use of social media as a vital educational tool for the dissemination of substantiated health claims and information by qualified healthcare professionals.

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