83 posts tagged health promotion
An Unexpected Choir with a Powerful Message
The audience at the São Paolo’s Museum of Art was waiting to listen to the famous São Paulo University choir. Instead, a choir of 12 laryngectomy patients went on stage and performed All You Need is Love by the Beatles using esophageal voice, prosthesis and electronic larynx. Most of the singers lost their voice due to larynx cancer, as a result of smoking. At the end of the performance, they displayed the sign: LISTEN TO THIS CHOIR’S VOICE: DON’T SMOKE
Mamming Embraces the Awkwardness of Mammograms
Michelle Jaret and Michelle Lamont, a breast cancer survivor, created this hilarious video to raise awareness for breast cancer. Amongst others, actress Erin Daniels, who played in The L World a woman suffering of breast cancer, demonstrates mamming. The video encourages women to put their breast on random objects as well as on the mammogram machine.
Want to get involved? Instagram your #mamming
Toothsavers App for Kids
This app encourages kids to brush their teeth 2minutes twice a day using animations, videos and games.
23 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?
Following the story and health recommendation is so much more fun thanks to the scribbles.
Love the colors…
and of course the froggie
Thank you Coursera! I just signed up for the free courses Community Change in Public Health by John Hopkins University and An Introduction to Global Health by the University of Copenhagen.
The Story of Cholera is an award-winning video that promotes a better understanding of preventing and treating cholera among the general public.
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.