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Guest Blog: Australian Health Promotion Association (SA Branch) Report from World Congress on Public Health

Guest Blog: Australian Health Promotion Association (SA Branch) Report from World Congress on Public Health

Guest Blog: Australian Health Promotion Association (SA Branch) Report from World Congress on Public Health What were the key themes from the World Congress on Public Health?   Presentations from the World Congress of Public Health collectively highlighted the relevance of underlying social determinants of health which shape health outcomes. With increasing rates of non-communicable diseases globally, increased funding to preventative approaches is critical as well as economically beneficial in reducing the costs associated with the burdens of ill health. Both political and commercial determinants of health were a key focus of numerous keynote presentations, which set the scene for

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Zockmelon Community Feedback 2016

By Kristy Schirmer Over the past few months we have asked our newsletter subscribers and social media followers to provide us with feedback on how we can continue to serve the public health and health promotion workforce.   Here’s what we learnt: We are delighted to say that you are enjoying our content and offerings, but that we need to provide more. More on new tools like live video, but also professional platforms like LinkedIn and Twitter. Some specific suggestions included: “Information on what the most effective platforms/strategies are for outcomes like engagement, information-sharing/exchange etc.” “Tips for using social media

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What do social media and moving house have in common?

By Kristy Schirmer We recently moved house. With two little kids. I can sense your sympathetic looks as you read this. Amid the chaos,  I realised that not only do social media and health promotion have a lot in common, but so do social media and moving house. Here’s why: Both cost time AND money. Need I say more. Outsourcing is an option but it has risks. You can outsource your packing, removalists and even your unpacking, but unless your removalists are well briefed you can end up with a new house with all the wrong things and all the wrong places.

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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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