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Mobile & wireless technology for health in a remote community

  A remote community in Australia very often refers to the traditional homelands of Indigenous Australians. The lands of the Yolngu have been their home for more than 40,000 years. The Yolngu know every river, creek, tree and stone on their land and are connected to them both intellectually, spiritually and materially. An example of a remote community where I live, Birritjimi, is a small area made up of a s ...

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Top 10 Youth Health 2.0 articles of 2011

1. #9 cool public health and social media articles 2. Is technology to blame in cybersafety? 3. Stanford Medicine 2.0 Conference 2011 - The Report Card (Guest blog by Prajesh C) 4. iPhone Apps for STI/HIV Prevention 5. Mark Scott (ABC) on social media leadership 6. Social media and Indigenous culture 7. Youth Health 2011 Sydney conference presentation 8. Sexual health iPhone Apps 9. Wanted: a Social Media E ...

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HIV prevention and mobile technology in Indonesia

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="240" caption="Image by petit hiboux via Flickr (Centre: Elizabeth Pisani)"][/caption] Background The Northern Territory efforts in reducing overseas borne HIV infection has so far seen two "HIV Travellers Campaigns". Travellers returning from tourist destinations in South East Asia were targeted with appropriate messages for both women and men. I was involved in the ...

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Health Communications 101 Part 2

As we explore online health communications (HC) , the challenges aren't that different from offline HC, though I am convinced online HC requires more creativity in consistent content production.  This post is a  reflection on the fundamentals of human communications and a critique of common practice. Being heard amidst marketing and advertising noise requires an understanding of psychological factors in hum ...

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“Social media and public health” by Larry Blumenthal

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption] Social Media and Public Health Engagement – get out (in this case ‘online’) and start/join conversations, remembering that the conversation should benefit the audience. It’s not about promoting yourself or your organization. Use social media to share information about others with others. Generate conversations that help e ...

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Social Media and Public Health

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption] If we ignore it, it might go away and we wont have to deal with it To the health care industry, the definition that “social media is a blending of technology and social interaction for the co creation of value” is insufficient to convince health professionals (especially clinicians) in health promotion & disease contr ...

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