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Governments shouldn’t be able to censor research results they don’t like

Governments shouldn’t be able to censor research results they don’t like

Kypros Kypri writes: Government departments and agencies routinely commission research to help them understand and respond to health, social and other problems. We expect such research to be impartial and unbiased. But governments impose legal conditions on such research that can subvert […]

Here is a treasure trove of ideas and resources on health communications

Here is a treasure trove of ideas and resources on health communications

For those who weren’t able to follow the conversation at @WePublicHealth last week, summarised below are some of the useful ideas and resources shared by Ross Green and Eliza Metcalfe, who work in Knowledge Translation at the Centre for Community Child Health in Melbourne and tweet as @_HealthyComms. They made the case that health communications […]

Is your organisation health literate? (and what does this mean, anyway)

Is your organisation health literate? (and what does this mean, anyway)

The notion of health literacy is more complicated than it might at first sound, being about much more than whether any individual can understand what is written on their pill packet. A recent systematic review of health literacy and public health makes it clear that there are many ways of approaching the concept. The review identified […]