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  • Are public health organizations tweeting to the choir? Understanding local health department Twitter followership

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    Harris JK, Choucair B, Maier RC, Jolani N, Bernhardt JM; Are public health organizations tweeting to the choir? Understanding local health department Twitter followership. Toronto: Journal of Medical Internet Research; [2014]. Available at: http://1.usa.gov/1m5uXdX

    Abstract:
    Background: One of the essential services provided by the US local health departments is informing and educating constituents about health. Communication with constituents about public health issues and health risks is among the standards required of local health departments for accreditation. Past research found that only 61% of local health departments met standards for informing and educating constituents, suggesting a considerable gap between current practices and best practice.

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  • Using Twitter for breast cancer prevention: an analysis of breast cancer awareness month.

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    Thackeray R, Burton SH, Giraud-Carrier C, Rollins S, Draper CR; Using Twitter for breast cancer prevention: an analysis of breast cancer awareness month. London: BMC Cancer; [Oct 2013].

    Available at: http://1.usa.gov/1oRlPxB

    Abstract:
    BACKGROUND: One in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. The best-known awareness event is breast cancer awareness month (BCAM). BCAM month outreach efforts have been associated with increased media coverage, screening mammography and online information searching. Traditional mass media coverage has been enhanced by social media. However, there is a dearth of literature about how social media is used during awareness-related events. The purpose of this research was to understand how Twitter is being used during BCAM.

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  • The Secrets of Telehealth: how to deploy services in routine care

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    Momentum hosted a session at eHealth Forum in Athens on 14 May 2014. Momentum is a thematic network partially funded by the European Commission under the ICT Policy Support Program (ICT PSP) as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Program (CIP).

    Available at: http://bit.ly/TXDxp1

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    For decades, telemedicine and telehealth projects have been receiving a lot of attention from innovative health care professionals. However, only few projects have successfully shifted from lab to routine care. Even fewer have gone from small- to large-scale deployment. Lack of clinical evidence, user adoption, reimbursement and business models have often been identified as the main explanations for this situation. An element that has been much less studied is the lack of deployment method. Unquestionably, this is also a pitfall.

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  • Mobile health (mHealth) approaches and lessons for increased performance and retention of community health workers in low- and middle-income countries: a review

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    Källander K, Tibenderana JK, Akpogheneta OJ, Strachan DL, Hill Z, ten Asbroek AH, Conteh L, Kirkwood BR, Meek SR; Mobile health (mHealth) approaches and lessons for increased performance and retention of community health workers in low- and middle-income countries: a review. Toronto: Journal of Medical Internet Research; [January 2013].

    Available at: http://1.usa.gov/1jE6ccS

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  • A systematic review of methods for studying consumer health YouTube videos, with implications for systematic reviews

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    Margaret Sampson, Jordi Cumber, Claudia Li, Catherine M. Pound, Ann Fuller, and Denise Harrison; A systematic review of methods for studying consumer health YouTube videos, with implications for systematic reviews. San Francisco: The Peer Journal; [Sept. 2013].

    Available at: http://1.usa.gov/1rgJV9m
    Abstract:
    Background: YouTube is an increasingly important medium for consumer health information – with content provided by healthcare professionals, government and non-government organizations, industry, and consumers themselves. It is a rapidly developing area of study for healthcare researchers. We examine the methods used in reviews of YouTube consumer health videos to identify trends and best practices.

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  • PowerPoint: Migración, TIC y Salud - eSAC Panel Abierta - Experiencias y derechos sexuales

    Dr. Rubén Silván, investigador internacional en migración. Méx/Honduras. eSAC Pánel Abierto en: Más allá de las fronteras: Migración, TIC y Salud. Abril 29, 2014

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    Más allá de las fronteras: Migración, TIC y Salud

    Este pánel exploró cómo las TICs pueden mejorar la salud de los migrantes:

    • Dr. Rubén Silván, investigador internacional en migración. Méx/Honduras
    Nuestros panelistas abordarán las siguientes preguntas, entre otras:
    1. ¿Cuáles son las condiciones en salud de los migrantes que los convierte en un grupo vulnerable?
    2. ¿Qué problemas de salud de los migrantes podrían ser afrontados a través del uso de TIC?

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    Espanol
  • Powerpoint: Migration, Public Health ICTs - eSAC Open Panel - Caribbean Migrations

    Dr. Ishtar Govia, Ph.D., Lecturer in Psychology, UWI Mona, Jamaica.PowerPoint Presentation. eSAC Open Panel. Beyond Boders: Migration, ICT and Health/ Más allá de las fronteras: Migración, TIC y Salud. April 29, 2014

    1. Which health conditions make migrants a vulnerable group?
    2. Which health related situations can be addressed through the use of ICT?
    3. How have ICTs contributed to migrant health? Could you provide some examples?
    4. What potential do you see in the use of ICTs to improve migrant health?

    For more information visit www.esacproject.net
    Discussion forum: http://en.esacproject.net/node/3026
    Follow the conversation in Twitter: @eSACproject and Facebook: /eSACproject

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  • Powerpoint: Migración, TIC y Salud - eSAC Panel Abierta - Mujeres Desplazadas

    Dr. Luis Hernández, Director de estudios en Salud Pública Universidad de los Andes. Colombia.Pánel Abierto en: Más allá de las fronteras: Migración, TIC y Salud. Abril 29, 2014

    Pánel Abierto en:
    Más allá de las fronteras: Migración, TIC y Salud

    Este pánel exploró cómo las TICs pueden mejorar la salud de los migrantes:

    • Dr. Luis Hernández, Director de estudios en Salud Pública Universidad de los Andes. Colombia
    Nuestros panelistas abordarán las siguientes preguntas, entre otras:
    1. ¿Cuáles son las condiciones en salud de los migrantes que los convierte en un grupo vulnerable?
    2. ¿Qué problemas de salud de los migrantes podrían ser afrontados a través del uso de TIC?

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    Espanol
  • Health Literacy & New Technology: An App Challenge (HLOL #115)

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    Ellen Langhans and Silje Lier. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. May 20, 2014.

    Availablet at: http://bit.ly/TQ8hs0

    "To reach and teach people “where they are,” the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services challenged designers to create a “health literate app” for use on mobile devices (cell phones and tablets). This builds on health content from ODPHP’s consumer-oriented website about prevention, www.healthfinder.gov"

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  • Telehealth application on the rehabilitation of children and adolescents

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    Maria Tereza N. dos Santos, Sarah Costa D. O. Moura, Ludmila Mourão X. Gomes, Ana Henriques Lima, Rafaela Silva Moreira, Caroline Duarte Silva, Eliane Marina P. Guimarães; Telehealth application on the rehabilitation of children and adolescents. Sao Paulo: Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo; [Mar. 2014]

    Available at: http://bit.ly/1qSDIjB

    Abstract: (also available in Spanish and Portuguese)
    Objective: To systematically review the literature on the telehealth initiatives in telerehabilitation practices in children and adolescents from zero to 18 years old.
    Data sources: Randomized and controlled clinical trials published in the past ten years (January 2002 to February 2012) in Medline/PubMed, Medline/BVS, PEDro and Cochrane Library databases. The descriptors "telemedicine", "rehabilitation" and "telehealth" were used in three different languages (English, Portuguese and Spanish).

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