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Health Promotion, Mobile Technology and Research in 2013

To blog and share my work with people from all over the world whilst living in a tiny Aboriginal community called Birritjimi in  East Arnhem Land is a dream come true. This is where the true value of technology and design based research and health promotion is put to the test. When both these fields of expertise overlap, we can bridge the health and cross cultural communication gap between Indigenous Austra ...

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The art of engaging Indigenous youth via social media

Media consumption today has become personalized, through emergent technology, especially mobile technology and social media (which enables peer-to-peer sharing). Indigenous youth have more control over what their choices are in terms of what they want to view online. More and more access to media is neither 'only offline' or 'only online' as the shift to a seamless media consumption consumer becomes more wi ...

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Marginalization and media use in Aboriginal communities

I have the opportunity to work and consult on the use of mobile technology and media (social) with academics and practitioners like Dr. Kate Senior and Professor Michael Christie. Their approach to a young researcher like myself is to guide and allow for the journey to direct the research plan. The journey, what I have recently discovered in Indigenous Health, is the journey of making alliances, building re ...

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Government social media health profiles by state

A simple table showing the number of health and well being social media profiles/accounts by state/territory. Departments of Child Protection, Consumer Disablity Services and Commissioner's offices were excluded. Some of the pages have more than 1000 likes or followers. However, only further qualitative analysis would answer the question of effectiveness and levels of authentic engagement. 1-3 pages had bro ...

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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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Lee Aase and the 7th HARC Forum

Have you heard of a person by the name of Lee Aase? His only formal qualification is a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. I heard him say in reference to it that "BS and Political Science go together", just last week in Sydney. He traveled all the way from Austin, Minnesota so that he can meet and bring the success of Mayo Clinic's Center for Social Media in the flesh, to dispel the doubts and illust ...

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Measuring online engagement for health services

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="198" caption="Cover via Amazon"][/caption] Taken from the book "Engage" by Brian Solis In the chapter 'The new media scorecard' Brian Solis talks about the Social Barometer. This subject is the holy grail of all youth focused health promotion programs and health communications outcomes. How does a health service measure online engagement? Below are 4 steps to conside ...

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Using Facebook in Sexual Health Clinical Care

Overview This poster by Lyn Familton from the Christchurch Hospital  Sexual Health Clinic in New Zealand is the first of its genre to debut at the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine Conference held recently in Canberra ( September 2011). Health promotion professionals please take note of developments in this field. Sexual health engagement with youth is a challenging arena. I applaud their effort (especi ...

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Blogging and health promotion – a year later (Pt 2)

Since I started blogging and engaging with the health care and social media communities e.g. #hcsm and #hcsmanz, I've travelled to the Medicine 2.0 Conference in Maastricht (life was never gonna be the same again) where I met with Gunther Eysenbach and Lucien Engelen, Bertalan Mesko (Webicina) and other inspirational health care innovators. I was also invited to become a co facilitator of the #hcsmanz weekl ...

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TEDxDarwin 2011

Transcript of my talk on the 6th of August 2011 at #TEDxDarwin "Blood, Sweat and Ideas" Watch it on YouTube Health communications is a remarkable area in health care. It is where public health and marketing sometimes meet Hollywood, or in the case of the Northern Territory, it is Bollywood. Bolypingy (a shorter version was made for TEDxDarwin) What you have just seen is a rarity of health communications in ...

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