Public health struggles to battle large problems and needs new solutions. Art might be one of them. A conference at the University of Toronto explores how these two worlds can support innovation and discovery through the Art of Public Health
A recent fire in Toronto shows some of the flaws with emergency preparedness plans and how they often fail to take in the true complexity of what actually happens, rather they deal only what what could happen in a limited scenario
Social marketing can be a problem when what we ‘sell’ has unintended consequences. These are discussed in light of certain health behaviour change concepts and theories.
An increase in well-intentioned health and education groups are violating the etiquette of social media by sending unsolicited emails to people and the blowback that comes from that might be enough to derail the good health communication messages to come.
Recently I was discussing what I do with someone relatively unfamiliar to my research, yet in the same field and I described my interest in systems thinking, knowledge translation, and eHealth and how they go together. Somehow in the conversation the term “sexy” was used to describe these fields along with “hot” and “upcoming”. It’s …
This week sees the launch of the Knowledge Translation Exchange Blog , a welcome addition to the digital discourse on knowledge translation and health. The KT arena, a space that often gets filled with voices trying to push something akin to some aggressive form of dissemination with a fancier name, can really use some of …
Style is not something to disregard as a superficial part of the health system, rather it is something that with content (substance) and good systems may be the missing link to getting better care and services overall.