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Targeting Social Determinants  of Health (social gradient, stress, early life, social exclusion, work, unemployment, social support, addiction, food, transport)
Global examples of social health determinants and how communication, engagement, community engagement, ICT, social media, mHealth and mLearning are used to target social determinant of health. Collection of articles, blogs, infographics, podcast and videos on Social Media, eLearning, Communication and Public Participation Engagement. For more resources on these topics visit my Pinterest boards on http://pinterest.com/etorresrussell/
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The Impact of Health Literacy on Patient Outcomes in Australia

The Impact of Health Literacy on Patient Outcomes in Australia | Targeting Social Determinants  of Health (social gradient, stress, early life, social exclusion, work, unemployment, social support, addiction, food, transport) | Scoop.it
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Why is health literacy important?

how can we improve health literacy?

 

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[TED TALK] The power of vulnerability | Brené Brown researcher 'storyteller' discusses connection, shame and vulnerability.

[TED TALK] The power of vulnerability | Brené Brown researcher 'storyteller'   discusses connection, shame and vulnerability. | Targeting Social Determinants  of Health (social gradient, stress, early life, social exclusion, work, unemployment, social support, addiction, food, transport) | Scoop.it
Brené Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.
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Funny, yet insightful discussion on connection, shame and vulnerability, 

 

What are your thoughts? Are you willing to be vulnerable, and comment?

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Oldest and Youngest Populations

Oldest and Youngest Populations | Targeting Social Determinants  of Health (social gradient, stress, early life, social exclusion, work, unemployment, social support, addiction, food, transport) | Scoop.it

"There are 1.2 billion people between the ages of 15 and 24 in the world today — and that means that many countries have populations younger than ever before.  Some believe that this 'youth bulge' helps fuel social unrest — particularly when combined with high levels of youth unemployment.  Youth unemployment is a 'global time bomb,' as long as today’s millennials remain 'hampered by weak economies, discrimination, and inequality of opportunity.'  The world’s 15 youngest countries are all in Africa.  Of the continent’s 200 million young people, about 75 million are unemployed.

On the flip side, an aging population presents a different set of problems: Japan and Germany are tied for the world’s oldest countries, with median ages of 46.1. Germany’s declining birth rate might mean that its population will decrease by 19 percent, shrinking to 66 million by 2060. An aging population has a huge economic impact: in Germany, it has meant a labor shortage, leaving jobs unfilled."


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Max Minard's curator insight, March 22, 9:04 PM

This map shows the average age for every country based on its own individual population. It even provides the oldest and youngest countries with Niger being the youngest country on average and Germany and Japan tied for the oldest country on average. certain patterns can be seen on the map such as the green areas (teens as median age) being mainly centered is almost all of Africa. The other areas are in the twenties. Based on this information, one can safely assume that the average global ages correlates with the relative development of each country and it s success in domestic health care. Having this allows for their population to have a larger life expectancy and therefore a higher average age based on its overall population. 

Kristen Trammell's curator insight, March 23, 12:05 PM

I. Using the data from CIA Facebook, global post created a map illustrating the median ages of countries around the world. The world’s fifteen youngest countries are all located in Africa. The high number of teenagers in developed countries leads to youth unemployment which leads to the countries being “hampered by weak economies.” 

 

II. The distribution of ages effects countries by “weak economies, discrimination, and inequality of opportunity.” Although countries with a fixed population of a young age can be detrimental, a country with an aging population can lead to a declining birth rate. This leads to labor shortages in the future which additionally stifles the economy.  

Brian Wilk's curator insight, March 23, 7:08 PM

Demographics seemingly started with age as a metric many years ago and have evolved into marketing tools, political footballs, and ways to combat everything from obesity to social security. Africa is clearly the youngest and probably for a very morbid reason; AIDS and Ebola among other diseases have taken their toll on the sexually active and thus have reduced the average age of their population.

Germany seems to be the place to go for a job as the labor shortage will mean higher wages for the folks who are left. Japan has another issue; a healthy aging population that will strain the government's ability to financially take care of them.

I wonder if the unevenness of Europe is an indication of the two World wars that were fought mostly on the turf. Did some countries lose more than others? If more soldiers, presumably of baby making age, perished did this affect the countries ability to keep pace with the Germany's and Spain's of Europe?

Diet seems to play a large part as well as the Mediterranean is well represented in terms of age. Does their healthy diet of fish, nuts, legumes and olive oil make a difference?

I could spend all day postulating, but I'll leave some of the findings for you to discover...

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Indigenous Education and Economic Participation - Remote Education Systems Update 3 January 2014

Indigenous Education and Economic Participation - Remote Education Systems Update 3 January 2014 | Targeting Social Determinants  of Health (social gradient, stress, early life, social exclusion, work, unemployment, social support, addiction, food, transport) | Scoop.it

The Remote Education Systems project aims to find out how remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities can get the best benefit from the teaching and learning happening in and out of schools. It is doing this by engaging with members of communities, schools, government agencies and other end users who want to find ways of improving outcomes for students in remote Australia.

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Indigenous Health: Health Costs Mount for Indigenous Australians in Remote Areas

Indigenous Health: Health Costs Mount for Indigenous Australians in Remote Areas | Targeting Social Determinants  of Health (social gradient, stress, early life, social exclusion, work, unemployment, social support, addiction, food, transport) | Scoop.it
Expenditure on potentially preventable hospital admissions more than double the amount for non-Indigenous Australians
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Mobile can Revolutionise Healthcare for Remote Communities

Mobile can Revolutionise Healthcare for Remote Communities | Targeting Social Determinants  of Health (social gradient, stress, early life, social exclusion, work, unemployment, social support, addiction, food, transport) | Scoop.it
A mobile health initiative now being expanded across numerous rural clinics in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province underlines the positive impact mobile can have on healthcare.

 

Nurses and doctors in three hospital complexes - East London, Mthatha and Port Elizabeth, five district hospitals and ten rural community health centres are already using the MHIS for accessing clinical and public health information at the point of care, and the programme is expected to be significantly expanded across the province over the next two years.

Nurses and doctors using the content report that it helps them to deliver improved patient care.

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Key messages for me:

- While mobile technology can significantly improve healthcare, it is important to note that one-size-fits-all solutions are not the answer, says Moss. “It is important to first understand the culture and unique challenges of the environment.

 

- Partners have to be included in all planning, and training and sustainability has to be built in to the project

 

- Collaboration to improve health outcomes.

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Women and mobiles in rural areas: an impact pathway | e-Agriculture [VIDEO]

Women and mobiles in rural areas: an impact pathway | e-Agriculture [VIDEO] | Targeting Social Determinants  of Health (social gradient, stress, early life, social exclusion, work, unemployment, social support, addiction, food, transport) | Scoop.it
Reblogged from Women and mobiles in rural areas: an impact pathway | e-Agriculture Women and mobiles in rural areas: an impact pathway Submitted by Andrea_Jimenez on Thu, 11/07/2013 - 10:03 [...] “...
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I recommend you read the full article and take a look at the detailed 'Impact Pathway for Mobile and Women'.

[Situational Analysis - Context

Despite the rapid growth in mobile telephony in low and middle-income countries in recent years, women are 21% less likely than men to own a mobile phone. This has given rise to a mobile phone ‘gender gap’, where there are 300 million fewer female mobile subscribers than male subscribers in low to middle income countries. As a result, women are less likely to reap the benefits of using mobile phones, such as gain economic opportunities and to empower themselves at the household level, community level and beyond.]

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Information Sheets: Homeless Persons Week 2013

Information Sheets: Homeless Persons Week 2013 | Targeting Social Determinants  of Health (social gradient, stress, early life, social exclusion, work, unemployment, social support, addiction, food, transport) | Scoop.it
Homeless Persons' Week 2013 - Monday 5th August - Sunday 11th August

 

Did you know that only 6% of people experiencing homelessness are on the street?  The rest are 'hidden' - and could be someone we know.

 

 

 

HPW 2013 will focus on four key groups that are hidden when it comes to homelessness - download a PDF information sheet

 

 


 
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Solar Powered Balloons Bring Internet Connectivity to Remote Communities | Google Project Loon

Solar Powered Balloons Bring Internet Connectivity to Remote Communities | Google Project Loon | Targeting Social Determinants  of Health (social gradient, stress, early life, social exclusion, work, unemployment, social support, addiction, food, transport) | Scoop.it

GOOGLE PROJECT LOON: Google Project Loon fills internet gaps with solar-powered balloons. Where once satellite internet was the only option, balloons could provide a cheaper, faster solution to large portions of the globe where it might never make sense to run fiber.

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Amazing innovation!
In my career I was responsible for managing connectivity to deliver information, education and training to very remote parts of Australia using satellite technology. This technology was and is still being utilised to bridge the gap in connectivity in remote communities.

 

One of the most rewarding aspects of my role was seeing the results of this technology in not just it's ability to deliver content, but how it empowered those communities. It gave them a voice and provided equity of access to information, education and training.

 

The Loon project currently is running a trial in New Zealand and bridging the connectivity disparities for people living in remote areas.

 

My wish:
Google please trial the #GoogleProjectLoon in remote Far North Queensland, to help improve social, economic and wellbeing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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Hello Africa - A documentary on the culture of mobile technology in Africa [VIDEO]

Hello Africa - A documentary on the culture of mobile technology in Africa [VIDEO] | Targeting Social Determinants  of Health (social gradient, stress, early life, social exclusion, work, unemployment, social support, addiction, food, transport) | Scoop.it
Hello Africa – A documentary on the culture of mobile technology in Africa - An interesting and original view on the use of cellphones in Zanzibar Continue reading →
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App Development And Marketing For Youth Gang Members – Catch22 & App Entrepreneur Programme

App Development And Marketing For Youth Gang Members – Catch22 & App Entrepreneur Programme | Targeting Social Determinants  of Health (social gradient, stress, early life, social exclusion, work, unemployment, social support, addiction, food, transport) | Scoop.it
Catch22 – a British social business – offers several programmes to young people „to steer clear of crime or substance misuse, do the best they can in school or college and develop skills for work, ...
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Violence Against Aboriginal Women 80 Times Worse.

Violence Against Aboriginal Women 80 Times Worse. | Targeting Social Determinants  of Health (social gradient, stress, early life, social exclusion, work, unemployment, social support, addiction, food, transport) | Scoop.it
DO you want the shocking truth?

 

In this place, women of a certain ethnic group are 80 times more likely to be hospitalised for assault and injury.

 

In this place, up to 20 people live in some houses and children are stressed out and neglected.

 

In remote areas, up to 65 per cent of children attend school for fewer than three days a week and up to 60 per cent of them fail the national early developmental index which measures a child's ability to cope with starting school.

 

Apart from the outrageously high rates of violence, unemployment is rife, and thousands of people are battling alcohol and gambling abuse.

 



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I am a non-Indigenous Australian woman and this is such an appauling reality in our country. Quite often we look at what is happening in other countries, and we ignore what is happening in our own country.

 

My place is not to judge and will not a fall into that trap.  

Instead I ask what can we do to help? 

 

I offer two thoughts:

1. Improve the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural knowledge of non-Indigenous Australians to understand how the impacts of history are still on the social, economic and wellbeing of our Indigenous peoples.

 

2. Work hand in hand with community, to enable, support and empower them and eradicate the current disparities in their education, economic, health and social wellbeing compared to non-Indigenous Australians.

 

We can all make a difference.

Become culturally capable whether you are an individual, organisation or service provider, before judging, or making assumptions. This applies no matter which country you live in.

 

 

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Using Digital Identities to Fight Poverty

Using Digital Identities to Fight Poverty | Targeting Social Determinants  of Health (social gradient, stress, early life, social exclusion, work, unemployment, social support, addiction, food, transport) | Scoop.it
Using Digital Identities to Fight Poverty - On entering World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC, the words ''Our Dream is a World Free of Poverty'' are prominently displayed on a wall near the mai...
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This concept applies internationally irrespective of nationality. The article outlines three factors on how digital identities can make a huge difference to the lives of the poor. For example:

 

- Financial access

- Preventing fraud

- Enhancing women's income

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APP Development: Connecting Homeless People to Health and Social Services | Google Impact Challenge Australia

APP Development: Connecting Homeless People to Health and Social Services | Google Impact Challenge Australia | Targeting Social Determinants  of Health (social gradient, stress, early life, social exclusion, work, unemployment, social support, addiction, food, transport) | Scoop.it
An app to connect homeless people with social services. Vote & help @Infoxchange win $500K in the #GoogleImpactChallenge http://tinyurl.com/kqlqgol
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Infoxchange

Navigating the service system is difficult for the 1 in 200 Australians who are homeless on any given night, with 1,200 specialist homelessness services and more than 300,000 health, welfare and community support services. The "Homeless Assist" project will develop a mobile app to improve access to food, shelter, health and other support services for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. In two years, Infoxchange will improve the quality of life for 100,000 Australians by reducing the number of unmet requests by 50% and streamlining access to support services. This will result in an estimated saving of $3 million for homelessness service providers which can be invested back into service delivery.

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Her Voice Might Tremble, But Emma Watson's Message On Equality Is Strong And Clear [UN TALK]

Her Voice Might Tremble, But Emma Watson's Message On Equality Is Strong And Clear [UN TALK] | Targeting Social Determinants  of Health (social gradient, stress, early life, social exclusion, work, unemployment, social support, addiction, food, transport) | Scoop.it

Emma Watson has become a remarkable young woman — she's even been appointed a U.N. ambassador. Several times during this speech to the U.N., I found myself applauding at my computer. And, at 7:00, she cordially invites men to join the fight for gender equality. It’s our fight too.

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Worth watching...very powerful speech.
Ask yourself...
"if not me...Who?
If not now...When?"

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[VIDEO] Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevention PSA (FASDs)

The health of an unborn child is of top concern to women while pregnant. An estimated 40,000 babies are born each year with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders ...
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[AUSTRALIA - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

 

The first report to estimate the prevalence of FAS in Australia indicated a rate of 0.02 per 1000 for non-Indigenous children and 2.76 per 1000 for Indigenous children.38 This report was based on research conducted in Western Australia.

 

Addressing fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Australia

http://www.nidac.org.au/images/PDFs/NIDACIpublications/FASD.pdf

 

The Australian Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Action Plan 2013–2016

http://www.fare.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/FARE-FASD-Plan.pdf

 

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Mobile Health Holds Promise for Improving Care of Homeless Patients - iHealthBeat

Mobile Health Holds Promise for Improving Care of Homeless Patients - iHealthBeat | Targeting Social Determinants  of Health (social gradient, stress, early life, social exclusion, work, unemployment, social support, addiction, food, transport) | Scoop.it
Homeless patients have poor access to primary care, experience high levels of unmet health needs and make up a disproportionate share of emergency department visits.
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Getting Started Guide: Social determinants

Getting Started Guide: Social determinants | Targeting Social Determinants  of Health (social gradient, stress, early life, social exclusion, work, unemployment, social support, addiction, food, transport) | Scoop.it
RT @phcris: Learn about the importance of social determinants of health with our new Getting Started Guide http://t.co/JXEj0vHp2A #SDoH
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Mobile for Development Life Stories [VIDEO]

Mobile for Development Life Stories  [VIDEO] | Targeting Social Determinants  of Health (social gradient, stress, early life, social exclusion, work, unemployment, social support, addiction, food, transport) | Scoop.it
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A video showcasing the benefits and impact mobiles have on the lives of people and their communities in developing countries through:

- mobile money

- mobile health

- mobile agriculture

 

 

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How We Can Create Digital Jobs for African Youth?

How We Can Create Digital Jobs for African Youth? | Targeting Social Determinants  of Health (social gradient, stress, early life, social exclusion, work, unemployment, social support, addiction, food, transport) | Scoop.it

At the Technology Salon on “How Can We Create Digital Jobs for African Youth?” our discussion was led by Lauren Dawes, who leads the GSMA’s Mobiles for Employment team, and Lillian Chege from the Rockefeller Foundation’sDigital Jobs Africa program


Salon participants shared how they are trying to work around this by identifying areas with potential for youth, preparing youth for these opportunities, and seeking to match youth skills with private sector demand. Alternatively, some Salon participants focus on helping youth enter into different forms of entrepreneurship.

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Detailed article on the learnings:

- What do youth want?

- Do youth have a sense of what is possible?

- Soft skills for formal jobs

- Skills for entrepreneurship

-  What about young women?

- The employment ecosystem-  Comprehensive programs are needed-  Scale and speed are imperative- What about rural youth?
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What A Mobile Phone Means When You Are Homeless

What A Mobile Phone Means When You Are Homeless | Targeting Social Determinants  of Health (social gradient, stress, early life, social exclusion, work, unemployment, social support, addiction, food, transport) | Scoop.it
Here are some quotes taken from a great article by Kat Ascharya (Mobileidea) that was published at maschable.com.  The article shows the importance that mobile phones have for homeless: [...] His p...
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In Australia:

Did you know that only 6% of people experiencing homelessness are on the street?  The rest are 'hidden' - and could be someone we know.


HPW 2013 will focus on four key groups that are hidden when it comes to homelessness:

- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians

- Domestic and Family Violence

- Staying with other households

- Australians in household stress.


visit the link below to download a PDF information sheet

http://www.homelessnessaustralia.org.au/index.php/events/hpw/hpw-2013Homeless Persons' Week 2013 Monday 5th August - Sunday 11th August
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Join the Discussion on 'Regarding Humanity' for Social Impact.

Join the Discussion on 'Regarding Humanity' for Social Impact. | Targeting Social Determinants  of Health (social gradient, stress, early life, social exclusion, work, unemployment, social support, addiction, food, transport) | Scoop.it
Regarding Humanity is a space for social impact professionals, designers, filmmakers, journalists, and students to foster dialogue on respectful, relevant, and resonant storytelling
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What are your thoughts?

 

"Sensational images of poverty are often used to frame issues of humanitarian aid to advocate for a cause, design programs, or raise funds. This practice represents people living in poverty as victims rather than as people capable and determined to define their own future.

Regarding Humanity is a space for social impact professionals, designers, filmmakers, journalists and students to foster dialogue on respectful, relevant, and reason ant storytelling. "

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Danica Marie Fread's curator insight, June 24, 2013 2:22 PM

Looks really interesting, so glad that people who have social impact are so willing to help and get involved.

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Lifesaving Interventions: Newborn Care [VIDEOS] to Help Train Low Resource Settings

Lifesaving Interventions: Newborn Care [VIDEOS] to Help Train Low Resource Settings | Targeting Social Determinants  of Health (social gradient, stress, early life, social exclusion, work, unemployment, social support, addiction, food, transport) | Scoop.it
[VIDEO] NEWBORN CARE VIDEOS TO HELP TRAIN LOW RESOURCE SETTINGS. * * * Global Health Media Project now has 20 videos in their newborn care series. They are part of an eventual series of 36 videos that 'bring alive" newborn care clinical guidelines.
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Incredible resources for free.

lifesaving interventions to help health workers.

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Gambling Causing Harm to Aboriginal Children's Health - Menzies Research

Gambling Causing Harm to Aboriginal Children's Health  - Menzies Research | Targeting Social Determinants  of Health (social gradient, stress, early life, social exclusion, work, unemployment, social support, addiction, food, transport) | Scoop.it
Image above from Aboriginal Problem Gambling A study by the Menzies School of Health Research has confirmed that gambling problems in remote Indigenous communities are associated with poorer health...
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Child Abuse Prevention Colouring Book: Koala and Bunny - Instilling Protective Behaviours in Children

Koala and Bunny: Instilling Protective Behaviours in Children By Al Smith.

 

Al is a man on a mission to help protect Kids. He hopes “Koala and Bunny” will help children become more aware of the special parts of their bodies and will help prevent children from becoming victims of abuse.

 

Download this FREE HIGHLY ACCLAIMED Colouring-in Book and FREE Slide Show of "Koala and Bunny~ Instilling protective Behaviours in Children" from the website http://www.koalaandbunny.com/

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