Communication

Make online health information useful for limited-literacy web visitors--Become a “plain English matchmaker”

Contents

I Introduction
II Different web visitors
III Techniques to help make the best match
IV Make sure your design is friend, not foe
V Iterative development: Ask early and ask often  
VI Tear down the wall of words
VII Resources

--submitted by Carolyn Wilby

I Introduction

Why digital behaviour change interventions will transform public health

Contents

I Introduction
II It is more cost effective to promote healthy lifestyles than treat diseases
III Digital Interventions
IV Hybrid campaigns that encourage and support change
V Resources
VI References

--submitted by Brian Cugelman, PhD

Online Resources Related to Feature 738

The Health Communication Unit (THCU) website includes a variety of resources for health promotion practitioners including the Website and Publication Impact Analysis report at
http://www.thcu.ca/infoandresources/resource_display.cfm?resourceID=1343....

Webometrics: Qualitative Web Research for the Social Sciences informed the methodology of the Website and Publication Impact Analysis. More information is available at http://webometrics.wlv.ac.uk.

THCU Uses Internet Research to Understand Their Publications' Impact and Their Online Stakeholders

Contents

I Introduction
II Overview of web properties study
III Methodology
IV Summary of findings

--Submitted by Brian Cugelman. PhD, Online strategy and research consultant, AlterSpark Consulting

I Introduction

Sharing Practice-Based Knowledge - A Documentation of Regionally Organized Communities of Practice

Submitted by: Erika Steibelt (Team Lead for Knowledge Development & Exchange, PTCC), Laura McCammon-Tripp (Research Associate, PTCC) and Christine Stich (Junior Scientist, PTCC)             

I Introduction

II Documentation of Practice – sharing practitioners’ experiential knowledge 

Organization and Program Resources Related to Feature 728

The Program Training and Consultation Centre is a resource centre of the Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy. More information available at http://www.ptcc-cfc.on.ca/home/.

Online Resources Related to Feature 725

The Infopack Priority Setting Process Checklist can be found at http://www.thcu.ca/infoandresources/resource_display.cfm?resourceID=1341....

The Infopack Health Communication Outcomes: At the Heart of Good Outcome Objectives and Indicators can be found at http://www.thcu.ca/infoandresources/resource_display.cfm?translateto=eng....

Health Communication Outcomes: At the Heart of Good Outcome Objectives and Indicators & Priority Setting: A Systematic Approach to Making Health Promotion Program Choices

Contents

This week’s feature combines two articles, both based on newly released THCU Infopacks.

I Health Communication Outcomes: At the Heart of Good Outcome Objectives and Indicators, submitted by Sophie Rosa, Health Promotion Field Support Specialist, Public Health Ontario

II Priority Setting: A Systematic Approach to Making Health Promotion Program Choices, submitted by Susan Snelling, Health Promotion Field Support Specialist, Public Health Ontario

Improving the Reader Experience with Clear Design Principles

Contents

I Introduction
II Clear design
III White space
IV Type
V The last word

-- submitted by Naomi Shacter

 

I Introduction

Online Resources Related to Feature 676

Use of Social Media for Health Promotion: An Overview of the Evidence-Webinar Preparation and Discussion
http://www.thcu.ca/infoandresources/resource_display.cfm?resourceID=1119...

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