201 posts tagged Public Health
The Breathe Easies rock the house to prevent childhood asthma attacks. My favorite video is “Vacuum up the floor”, but you might also swing to the rhythms of “Clean up the mold” and Don’t smoke in the house”.
A new anti-abuse campaign for children by the Anar Foundation displays secret messages that only a child can read…
Make Your Health Last
The Canadian Stroke and Heart Foundation draws attention how a healthy lifestyle can affect our quality-of-life on the long term. The split screen makes two different scenarios visible how last 10 years might look like.
Racism Makes Me Sick Campaign
This new anti-racism campaign from Australia, which was launched yesterday, isn’t the common fight against racism. It is about the threat to public health racism can be. A range of health problems including high blood pressure and heart disease, depression, anxiety, low birth rate and premature birth can all be caused directly by people’s personal experiences of racism.
What a great way to bridge the gap between a social determinant of health and health outcomes!
ThinkB4You Speak raises awareness to not use anti-LGBT language. The common use of anti-LGBT language is directly related to bullying and harassment of the LGBT community.
At the campaign website you find more information and ways to directly support the actions, such as adding a twitter counter of anti-LGBT language to your website.
Despite their greater life expectancy, the adults of today are less “metabolically” healthy than their counterparts of previous generations. That’s the conclusion of a large cohort study which compared generational shifts in a range of well established metabolic risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Assessing the trends, the investigators concluded that “the more recently born generations are doing worse”, and warn “that the prevalence of metabolic risk factors and the lifelong exposure to them have increased and probably will continue to increase.”
Lift your Skirt for a Pap Smear
The Singapore Cancer Society raises awareness for cervical cancer and invites Singapore women to free pap smear screenings in May 2013. Each year, 200 women are newly diagnosed with the preventable disease and 70 die from it.
Likes are not enough…
I like the surprising fundraising approach by UNICEF to support polio vaccination.
A Candle with Health Message
This special candle comes in form of a man that holds a cigarette, which is functioning as candlewick. The candle man was placed by the Singapore Cancer Society in cafes and bars. Guests could watch how the candle man melted away and was literally killed by smoking.
Facing Mental Illness…
an infographic by the USC School of Social Work
The Three Amigos
Last weekend I attended the Global Health & Innovation Conference in Yale and listened to a talk by Firdaus Kharas. He refers to himself as animated activist and produces animated films in order to tackle major health and social issues. Following video shows the Three Amigos, a series focusing on HIV/AIDS prevention.
Let Love Live On is a UK campaign in order to increase registered organ donors. I like the approach of looking at positive stories and not focusing on threatening images.
A Public Health transmedia project that brings it to the point, sex can be healthy and fun.
A timeline to store my health history would come in handy for me. I am really bad remembering the date of past medical procedures, the beginning of experienced symptoms, details of received treatments…
HealthKeep is a social, private health network and might be the solution. The network claims to be secure and anonymous and can be used to create a health timeline, store health records and connect to other people experiencing similar symptoms. I like the aspect of not losing health-related information and receiving social support, but I am a little worried people rely to much on non-professional medical advice through the network.