Says report calling for more effective Health Communication. Communicating Complex Health Messages (CCHM) was pinpointed as an area of research by WISH at a timely and crucial crossroads in health care and communication – the rate at which we can access and spread information is increasing, our trust in sources is decreasing, competing views are[…]
We’ve just published a paper on social media policy in the European Journal of Public Health. Check it out: Social Media for Public Health: An Exploratory Policy Analysis By Ingrid Fast, Kristine Sørensen, Helmut Brand1 and L. Suzanne Suggs
Dr. Andreas Schmeil presented our research testing tailored digital personas to change nutrition and physical activity behavior at the last HCII conference held in Crete, June 2014. The work entitled, “How am I doing?” – Personifying Health Behavior through Animated Characters was presented to a large audience in a special session on Design for Behavior[…]
Our work on virtual representations of health was presented by Dr. Andreas Schmeil at the 2014 Persuasive Technology conference in Padova Italy in May 2014. The talk entitled: “An Empirical Comparison of Variations of a Virtual Representation of an Individual’s Health” showed our work comparing the effects of four different variations of a virtual representation[…]
The Health 4 You m-health research project, a collaboration with University Nottingham, African Institute for Social Development and the BeChange research group, is highlighted on the cover and inside the Nottingham Mojatu Issue MO13 (see page 4).
Members of BeCHANGE participate in the Geneva Health Forum this week in Geneva. Suggs, Rangelov, and Occa spend 3 days immersed in global health. On Thursday, the ICP is co-sponsoring a session dedicated to ICT for global health promotion. Suggs will moderate a panel, Q&A session with esteemed experts: Prof. Don de Savigny: Head, Health[…]
Ms. Aurora Occa successfully defended her master’s thesis entitled “The secret of winning communication tools: effectiveness of videos in relation to other informational materials in the creation of health communication interventions.” She examined the differing effects of narrative and didactic communication about breast cancer on awareness, knowledge, attitudes, and intention of young women. She further[…]
Prof. Suggs and colleagues from Maastricht University published a paper in the leading e-health journal, JMIR (impact factor 4.7), this week. The study examined popular social media for communication about genetics and smoking behaviour. Check it out online (open access) at: http://www.jmir.org/2013/9/e198/ Sylviane de Viron, L Suzanne Suggs, Angela Brand, and Herman Van Oyen (2013).[…]
In April 2013, BeCHANGE attended the 3rd World Social Marketing Conference in Toronto, Canada, where inspiring and interesting discussions were raised about the role and the development of social marketing. A poster on FAN, a social marketing intervention on healthy diet and physical activity, was presented by Rangelov.
Invited by the Turkish Ministry of Health, Prof. L. Suzanne Suggs talks about the Role of New Media in Community Health Improvement at the 2nd Internatio