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Engaging in Your Community

Are you engaged in your community? Let your voice be heard.

This week I attended a social event for current and prospective Patch community bloggers.  It was a great opportunity to put a face with a name and meet some people who are actively enganging and reporting on their local community news and happenings. 

I would like to say a big thank you to the Patch for putting on the event, and also for providing a platform for local voices to be heard.  Additionally, I would encourage everyone reading the blogs on the Patch to consider starting their own.  If you have a computer and a passion then let your voice be heard!

Engagement and involvement is essential to the growth of a community.  In my practice, I used the phrase "expertise through education". I hope to be providing my neighbors valuable, timely, and useable health information and tips which can easily implementent into your daily life. 

Imagine if all the people in our community shared their expertise and provided education on topics they are passionate about?  I would suggest that this would make our community strong, lively, and a place we are even more proud to call "home".

This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.

Robert Greenwood April 27, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Dr. Jeff, It was a pleasure meeting you this week.
Dr. Jeff Langmaid April 27, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Thank you Robert, it was nice to meet you as well, hope to see you around Fishhawk/Valrico soon.
Contact: Brandon@Patch.com (Editor) April 28, 2012 at 12:25 AM
Points well taken, Dr. Jeff. As a journalist for 31 years, all my beats, be they national, regional or local, were about making community connections, long before the term became in vogue. Glad to have you aboard!
Carlos Hernandez May 01, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Sounds like a great event.
Dr. Jeff Langmaid May 01, 2012 at 07:28 PM
Thanks Linda! It was a great event Carlos, perhaps we will catch you at the next one. Have a great day.

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