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Can Well-Being Define What Government Does?

Can Well-Being Define What Government Does? | social marketing | Scoop.it
Santa Monica is convinced that it can and should. It's putting a lot of effort into aligning services around that goal.
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Laws That Punish Pregnant Women for Drinking Do More Harm Than Good

Laws That Punish Pregnant Women for Drinking Do More Harm Than Good | social marketing | Scoop.it
A new study reveals that punitive laws surrounding alcohol use among pregnant women may be rooted in suppressing women's autonomy, rather than improving public health.
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WHO guidelines on ethical issues in public health surveillance

WHO guidelines on ethical issues in public health surveillance | social marketing | Scoop.it
WHO: 17 guidelines on ethical issues in public health surveillance
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Smokers punished for public puffing - China - Chinadaily.com.cn

Smokers punished for public puffing - China - Chinadaily.com.cn | social marketing | Scoop.it
More than 100 people in Shanghai have been punished for violating the new smoking ban, which took effect on March 1.
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A million patients take anti-depressants 'they don't need'

A million patients take anti-depressants 'they don't need' | social marketing | Scoop.it
Patients are left on the drugs for months or years at a time, fuelling a growing epidemic of addiction to prescription medicines.
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Newcastle uses public health cash to save city parks

Newcastle uses public health cash to save city parks | social marketing | Scoop.it
Newcastle city council has become one of the first local authorities in Britain to use millions of pounds from its public health budget to help keep open its public parks. The council say
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OK this is public health but there should be enough £ to pay for parks without raiding core  PH service budgets
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[Comment] Offline: The Paris Spring for public health policy

A “society of anxiety” is how Yann Algan, Dean of the School of Public Affairs at Sciences Po in Paris, described our present era. He was opening, with an understandably sombre and pessimistic spirit, the annual gathering of the Global Public Policy Network, a collaboration between seven of the world's leading schools of public policy. Most scientists and scholars today exude the same sense of disquiet and apprehension. The bonfire of the elites is underway, and their existential crisis is being especially felt in Europe.
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Community Based Participatory Research: How to Use This Proven Method in Reducing Health Disparities in Palliative Care (TH369)

Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) is a public health method that over the last 20 years has demonstrated effectiveness in reducing health care disparities across a variety of health care settings and illnesses. Using this method, researchers partner with community members and together design programs that meet the needs of the community or help to find solutions to problems that affect the community. Unlike most programs that are developed by experts, by using CBPR the community members play a key and prominent role in determining the elements of the program.
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Russia May Ban Selling Cigarettes to Anyone Born After 2015

Russia May Ban Selling Cigarettes to Anyone Born After 2015 | social marketing | Scoop.it
Russian government officials propose legislation to ban the sale of cigarettes to anyone born after 2015. 
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bold move if put in place and enforced
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Unintended consequences

Once upon a time in Borneo, everybody was dying of malaria, so they sprayed a lot of the insecticide DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane), which killed th
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Funny examples the action imperative
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The over-prescription of antibiotics is taking a toll on public health: Research

Health researchers say the over-prescription of antibiotics is taking a toll on public health. This is blamed on the overuse of antibiotics and their inappropriate prescription. For more on...
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E-Cigarettes "Biggest Boon to Public Health" - Amy Ridenour's National Center Blog (blog)

E-Cigarettes "Biggest Boon to Public Health" Amy Ridenour's National Center Blog (blog) Jeff Stier, director of the National Center's Risk Analysis Division, points out that e-cigarettes are a “huge threat” to the traditional tobacco industry and...
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Health Beyond Health Care: Housing

Health Beyond Health Care: Housing | social marketing | Scoop.it
Planners, public health experts, community development leaders, architects and many others have come together over the past decade to focus on housing as a framework for a healthy life.
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Bottled water sales outstrip cola for the first time

Bottled water sales outstrip cola for the first time | social marketing | Scoop.it
Sales of bottled water have exceeded those of cola for the first time as warnings about the dangers of sugar begin to hit home, new research has shown.
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markets can work for public health
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Ontario women to get free access to abortion pill Mifegymiso as of Aug. 10

Ontario women to get free access to abortion pill Mifegymiso as of Aug. 10 | social marketing | Scoop.it
Ontario government says it will be available at participating pharmacies for women with a valid health card and prescription
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Why Scientists Must Share Their Failures

Why Scientists Must Share Their Failures | social marketing | Scoop.it
We don’t ask people in other professions to do it, but it’s vital for speeding up progress in crucial areas of research from climate to medicine and public health
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Yes we need to fail forward faster
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E-cigarette ban has advocates fuming

E-cigarette ban has advocates fuming | social marketing | Scoop.it
A decision by Australia’s drug regulator to maintain a ban on e-cigarettes has created a curious alliance between harm minimisation advocates and big tobacco companies.
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Two in three children's drinks are bad for teeth

Two in three children's drinks are bad for teeth | social marketing | Scoop.it
Water accounts for only a quarter of liquids drunk by five to nine-year-olds, while plain milk makes up only 10 per cent.
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NHS 'tobacco free' campaign launched by Public Health England - BBC News

NHS 'tobacco free' campaign launched by Public Health England - BBC News | social marketing | Scoop.it
A quarter of all patients smoke and Public Health England wants to help them quit their habit.
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Still the big challenge
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France Bans Unlimited Soda Refills To Tackle Obesity: Should US Follow Suit?

France Bans Unlimited Soda Refills To Tackle Obesity: Should US Follow Suit? | social marketing | Scoop.it
France has banned unlimited refills of sodas and sugary drinks in restaurants and other fast food places, in accordance with the WHO's 2016 health data. It remains to be seen if the U.S. implements similar measure to counter obesity.
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Canada plans to use vending machines to supply drug users with clean needles and pipes 24 hours a day

Canada plans to use vending machines to supply drug users with clean needles and pipes 24 hours a day | social marketing | Scoop.it
Concerned that the area's drug abusers don't currently have access to clean paraphernalia after hours when city health clinics are closed, officials in Ottawa, Canada have come up with a new plan to better distribute needles, pipes, and other equipment that addicts use to intake illicit su
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Can happiness lead toward health?

Can happiness lead toward health? | social marketing | Scoop.it
At conference, new Harvard center explores ties between those major life factors | A new Harvard center on health and happiness had its academic coming-out party Friday, hosting a daylong symposium that highlighted what science does and doesn’t say about the interaction of health and happiness, and identifying pathways where investigators should probe next.
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CDC Issues Public Health Data Management RFI - GovConWire

CDC Issues Public Health Data Management RFI - GovConWire | social marketing | Scoop.it
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CDC Issues Public Health Data Management RFI
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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is soliciting information on commercial infrastructure that the agency can use to collate, analyze and share public health information.
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10 tips for designing visual communication [INFOGRAPHIC] | Social ...

10 tips for designing visual communication [INFOGRAPHIC] | Social ... | social marketing | Scoop.it
The infographic below, reminds us of 10 10 tips for designing visual communication, ranging from the use of typography, to the importance of accuracy. ...
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Tweet from @WHO

Tweet from @WHO | social marketing | Scoop.it
Dr Chan: Public health must shift its focus from cure to prevention, from short-term to long-term management http://t.co/VqUqkq11Eo
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