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A new way of working in health promotion – one year in

By Kristy Schirmer Zockmelon celebrates our first birthday since launching in May 2013. Yay us! This means it is time for some celebration and reflection. The way health promotion is done and by whom is changing.  The mass disinvestment of health promotion across a number of Australian states now means that health promotion work is being done by different kinds of people and sectors.  Increasingly specialised health promotion positions can be found in local government, by private providers such as us and of course in Medicare Locals (for now). My health promotion mentors have always advised me to ‘follow my

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Judging the big hitters: Faming and shaming how parents and children are targeted by advertising

Judging the big hitters: Faming and shaming how parents and children are targeted by advertising

I like to think of myself as reasonably media literate with a pretty good bullsh!t detector for marketing ploys.  I mean, I have a Master of Public Health and I watch the Gruen Transfer every week, that pretty much makes me an expert right? This year I was honoured to be invited on the judging panel of The Parents’ Jury Fame and Shame Awards.  I have followed the Fame and Shame Awards for several years, voted and keenly interested in the ‘winners’.  I also refer to the apps nominated in the ‘Digital Ninja’ category as the very reason health promotion

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How Zockmelon was born

How Zockmelon was born

Imagine a leisurely drive through the winding Adelaide Hills in Autumn.  A couple chatting together with no distractions, as their baby sleeps peacefully in the back seat.  This was the scene when James and I first started talking about how much potential there was for apps to be used in health promotion and public health. Granted, not all couples would have conversations like this.  But this was a conversation between a health promotion practitioner and a software developer.   I imagine the conversations between a butcher and a teacher, or an artist and a mechanic would be quite different.  I digress.

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