This book by Graham Thornicroft and Michele Tansella has a very clear objective:
how better care could achieve better outcomes for people suffering from mental
disorders. The preoccupation of the book is to derive bettermental health care from
the best ethical, evidence-based and experience-based practices available. These two
propositions, improving outcomes and framing interventions upon ethics, evidence
and experience, are so clearly defined by the authors that this book represents a
challenge to psychiatrists who sometimes forget the key link between ‘treatment’
European national policy-makers broadly agree on the core objectives that their
health care systems should pursue. The list is strikingly straightforward: universal
access for all citizens, effective care for better health outcomes, efficient use of
resources, high-quality services and responsiveness to patient concerns. It is a
formula that resonates across the political spectrum and which, in various,
sometimes inventive, configurations, has played a role in most recent European
national election campaigns...
The Real Warriors Campaign (RWC), launched in 2009, is a multimedia program designed to promote resilience, facilitate recovery, and support the reintegration of returning servicemembers, veterans, and their families. This report presents findings based upon an independent assessment of the campaign
Furthermore WFP is providing food assistance to vulnerable groups through institutional feeding
and school feeding to around 90,000 beneficiaries. WFP also provides a general food ration
consisting of cereals, CSB, sugar, fortified oil and iodised salt when available, to the rural population
affected by the humanitarian crisis, the urban poor and IDPs. In 2009 this food assistance covered
around 3 to 3.5 million people a month – almost half the population – on the basis of FSNAU
In this opening chapter, we outline some of the most influential (and
most contested) definitions of health, and approaches to health promotion.
Although some success has been claimed for health promotion interventions,
in general the results to date have been modest: for example, safer
sex campaigns in preventing HIV infection among gay men. In other areas
efforts have been remarkably disappointing, notably in preventing smoking
uptake among adolescents. ‘Health promotion’ is a term which has
been applied to a very wide range of activities performed in many and
WHOís failure to eradicate malaria (after a significant victory over smallpox) revealed
the interrelationship of health and infrastructure, culture, politics and economic stability.
In addition, it demonstrated the imperative that health campaigns be culturally-sensitive
and discredited the notion of magic bullets for the worldís disease burdens.
The primary role of education in schools is learning and the social development of young
people. Schools focus mainly on building a body of knowledge and competencies in all areas of
the curriculum. Their task is not to solve the problems of society, including public health
issues, but ideally to take a positive approach to nurturing, encouraging and challenging
children and adolescents in ways that are appropriate to their age and levels of psychological
development across a range of curriculum areas. ...
With this in mind, Roberts met with Holscher and together they created YouthAIDS,
sketching the logo and mission on a napkin over coffee in a Washington, DC café.
YouthAIDS would be a specific entity within the PSI portfolio of activities. The concept
was to begin with a cause-related marketing campaign that would provide a platform
from which to raise awareness, promote PSI’s work and provide a novel source of
funding. The cause – preventing young people from becoming infected with HIV – would
form the core of the campaign.
Media-related commercial marketing aimed at promoting the purchase of products and services by children, and by adults for children, is ubiquitous and has been associated with negative health consequences such as poor nutrition and physical inactivity. But, as Douglas Evans points out, not all marketing in the electronic media is confined to the sale of products.
There are several actors involved in the development
of marketing communications and their subsequent
dissemination to the target audience. The key relevant
actors are illustrated in Figure 3. Food manufacturers and
food retailers (and their respective trade associations
and representative bodies) range from large global food
and non-alcoholic beverage producers to small local
vendors and kiosks, including supermarkets and quick-
service restaurant chains.
In popular discourse, academic research and trade association awareness campaigns,
the consumer of counterfeit goods is frequently constructed as ‘other’.
and policy they are represented as outside accepted everyday experience either as part
of a criminal or technological underworld, terrorist organisation, or as socially
isolated, morally corrupt or part of a subversive subculture.
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The effect of seniority and education on departmental dictation utilization
Kevin C Bax1, Kambiz Norozi2, Ajay P Sharma3 and Guido Filler3*
Background: Electronic medical records (EMR) are considered the best solution to improved dissemination of health information for patients. The associated transcription caused a significant cost increase in an academic pediatric center.
As well as our work with firms we are also working to improve consumers’
understanding of PPI to strengthen their role in this market and help them shop around
when buying it. Earlier this year we ran a campaign to encourage consumers to access
and use insurance information, including information on PPI, on our Moneymadeclear
. We continue to receive around 1,000 visits to our PPI web pages each month.
We are extending our suite of online comparative tables to include PPI to help
customers compare products and shop around.
Huairou Commission member in Binga District in the
Northwest of Zimbabwe, Ntengwe for Community
Development, with support from the Huairou
Commission, carried out an on-going land, property and
inheritance project at the grassroots level to provide
direction in the implementation of land rights and
property and inheritance rights for women and girls
through the support of women’s groups and community
dialogue. Watchdog groups were set up with 15 women
in each group. Women meet monthly for sharing
challenges and lessons learned.
The mobile phone is a highly, targeted device with typically
one user. As such, powerfully accurate and relevant
communication messages can be delivered where users become
instantly engaged with campaigns and content resulting
in increased campaign effectiveness.
• The environment in which people interact with their mobile
phone does not lend itself to detailed information
search and delivery. Instead, mobile users seek quick and
convenient access to information and services when they
are out and about.
the nonprofit health advocacy organization that publishes the world’s largest-circulation nutrition newsletter, Nutrition Action Healthletter. CSPI advocates nutritious and safe diets and campaigns for policies to protect the public health and environment.
Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về y học được đăng trên tạp chí y học General Psychiatry cung cấp cho các bạn kiến thức về ngành y đề tài: WHO global campaigns: A way forward in addressing public health importance of common neurological disorders...
Some commentators have argued that there are ethical
issues in favour of cloning, including freedom of science,
and research as freedom of expression. These arguments
are usually applied to research cloning. Because the groups
that have led some campaigns against cloning have often
religious ties, some point out that the ethics of society
should be secular, not religious. Freedom of science can
take various views depending on culture.
Think carefully before spending time and money on media campaigns. They can be
a seductive waste of resources, unless they are very well focused. Be sure to choose media
that are preferred by the group you are targeting. (For example, African Americans are more
likely to say that they get their health information from television and radio shows than
whites.) Here’s where a board member or advisor with significant public relations experience,
working hand in glove with your community advisory board, can be very helpful.
The U.S. postal savings system had a later start than most, as well as an earlier end.
Advocates, from the 1870s on, had cited the success of postal banks in most of the
leading countries of the world in arguing for such a system to encourage household
saving in the United States.
But commercial bankers successfully opposed this as an
unnecessary incursion into the province of private business, until the banking panic of
1907-1908 brought the issue of safe banking facilities for ordinary people to national