Health Hub Pilots

These are overviews of Hub pilots, primarily using 'shared service-learning projects' added to George Mason University Health Comm courses.

Hub pilots:

  1. March Madness for Total Fitness
  2. Share CBT-I
  3. CBT-I Live
  4. A Conference Hub

Pilot: March Madness for Total Fitness

This was a 4-course (graduate & undergraduate) pilot, to test the use of a shared service-learning project added to existing courses to develop an intercollegiate fitness challenge to coincide with March Madness.

GMU health communication pilots were presented at 5 conferences:

2010    NIH mHealth Summit
2010    American Psychological Association
2011    Association for Prevention Teaching & Research
2011    Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology
2012    Living and Leading with Resilience (George Mason University)

Pilot: A Conference Hub

Collaborating with the GMU Department of Communication, onAir piloted possible ways to leverage Hubs with the DCHC 2017 conference.

As a proof of concept, participants had the opportunity to develop their own profiles and blog posts as well as participate in Live Aircasts to spotlight their posters, presentations, awards, and panel discussions.

Pilot: Share CBT-I

George Mason Communication faculty and students have participated in many course-based pilots - testing the use of service-learning and Health Hubs to promote science to the public - for several years.

Here, we spotlight 4 pilots and some of their products ... Share CBT-I, March Madness for Total Health, and an mHealth

Were you taught to share?

Imagine a ONE Social (Open Networked Education) hands-on interprofessional training in - how to share what works and where to find it - which creates an academically-curated Open Network of Health Hubs for the public.

Join us to develop ONE Social and help answer empirical questions, such as ... Can learners among all healthcare fields:

  • Improve interprofessional mass health communication competencies?
  • Create one common bridge between clinical practice and vetted resources?
  • Increase awareness of, access to, and consumer demand for evidence-based practices?
  • Lead intercollegiate fitness challenges to improve community health?

Pilot: CBT-I Live #1

Focus: Introduction to our new show (pilot)

When: Jan. 30, 2017 from 11:00 to 11:10 am EST
Host:  Meredith Cary
Guests:  Gary Kreps, Jeff Herrick, and Serge Samoilenko


Tens of millions in the U.S. struggle with insomnia and yet few doctors refer to CBT-I (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia), a behavioral therapy that the American College of Physicians says should be the first-line treatment.

Our online streaming chats will feature CBT-I specialists who will share all the ways to get affordable, accessible CBT-I - anywhere. This introductory episode explains how we hope to go forward with future shows.

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