76 posts tagged health promotion
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”.
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.
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.
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.
In 2012, 120 women have been killed in domestic attacks in Italy…
Vivienne Westwood draws attention to domestic abuse using her mannequins. The British Designer showcases bruised models in shop windows at her Milan store. I like that the health message is delivered in an unexpected context and multiplies the awareness raising aspect.
If advertising works to promote smoking, it also works to inhibit the health risky behavior… The anti-smoking campaign Tips From Former Smokersby the CDC aims to counter the expenditures for marketing and promotion of cigarettes in the United States. In 2010, the costs for smoking ad’s were as high as $900,000 an hour or over $22 million a day.
Tips From Former Smokers was the first-ever paid national tobacco education campaign and features the stories and experience of former smokers who encourage current smokers to quit. Key messages include health consequences for smokers, but also for nonsmokers and how the life of loved ones are affected, e.g. by a smoking parent. Today, CDC launches a new round of advertisements of the successful campaign, congrats!
I am really in between how I feel about that ad for Durex condoms…
Yes, it is funny to watch the sneaky ways of last-minute condom deliveries to date scenes and I especially enjoyed the older tourist delivery boy that hit the condom in his city map.
… but, what are the underlying messages? Having a condom around when you go to a date is only men’s business? And, why is the women not allowed to know about the condom delivery? There are two options and I hope for the first: (1) The man feels embarrassed not having a condom around, or (2) The woman is not allowed to know that he plans on having sex.
I would have enjoyed the ad much more if at least one order would have been sent out by a woman.
Stop the Denial - If you fart socially you are a farter and if you smoke socially you are a smoker
… is the key message of the amusing PSA by Canada’s Ministry of Health.
The Shanghai Blood Center created this fold-up poster in order to increase blood donations. Pedestrians can help the falling person in the poster which symbolizes the key message: If you donate blood now you and your family will be able to use blood at an emergency.
Baby Can Wait is a NPO with great resources for teenagers and parents regarding sexual health and conversations about relationships and sex. The posters raise awareness about the importance of open dialogs and highlight the consequences of having unprotected sex.
What an amazing and emotional touching video about the consequences of habitual soda drinking. I loved to watch the journey of the polar bear family towards pouring the soda in the ocean, after suffering from the sugar-overdose consequences. I also have to admit I nearly screamed when the diabetic polar bear dad had his leg amputated by a polar bear doctor with a chain saw.
The video related website The Real Bears is a good and well designed resource for more facts on sugary drinks.
Public Health Video of the Day: Great campaign done by the Center for Science in the Public Interest about the health consequences of habitual soda drinking. I initially wondered why this commercial involves polar bears, but then I recalled that the old Coca Cola commercials used to showcase polar bears. How clever! Still can’t figure out whether or not Jason Mraz actually wrote the song specifically for this campaign.
I stumbled upon PIC.tv, a great health promotion resource I want to share with you. The Public Internet Channel features episodes (English/Spanish) around social issues, such as unemployment, diabetes, or teen pregnancy.
The channel provides additional material that comes with the entertainment-educational episodes / documentaries and includes amongst other things discussion guides, curriculums, and graphics that can be used by teachers or health care providers.
Happy Valentine’s Infographic from the Ohio University of Public Health. I would switch the graphic regarding the portion size with a safe sex practice theme. Come on, it’s Valentines Day…
Safe-Sex promotion by the HIV Council Finland. The video emphasizes the fact that our sexual history follows us into new relationships.
Nobody’s Immune to Breast Cancer
… and even superwomen have to do their monthly self-examination. The poster series was created for ALCC, a non-profit organization in Mozambique, in order to promote breast cancer awareness.