4.  How can I encourage my colleagues to join?

There are several ways to encourage your colleagues to join, including in-person events and social media. In-person events to promote participation in challenge contests include didactic sessions (student-focused presentations for medical students or other health students), feedback sessions (providing feedback to potential participants), and community-driven events. Social media strategies to encourage participation include banner announcements, email listservs, social network postings, and short text messages. More details can be found in our crowdsourcing challenges for health toolkit (click here).