Sign up for #PublicHealthHour with Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Catherine Calderwood, 7 September 2016

Join Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr Catherine Calderwood, on 7 September 2016, 12.30-1.30 (UK time) in a #PublicHealthHour webinar. Continue reading to find out more.

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Inequalities in uncertain times: reflections on the 1 June 2016 #PublicHealthHour, post EU referendum

This is a blog about the #ScotPublicHealth #PublicHealthHour 1 June 2016. The full session recording is available here. Tweets summarised using Storify. Quotes below are taken from tweets during PublicHealthHour.

We live in increasingly unequal and uncertain times. A nation’s politics and its government’s economic decisions have a profound impact on the health and wellbeing of its citizens. The result of the UK referendum on EU membership (23 June 2016) has been picked over during the past fortnight. Voting intentions leading up to the referendum show profound differences in outlook across the UK. Commentators have noted differences in voting patterns by area (urban vs rural vs former industrial), age, education level and income, charting the impact of decades of decline in our most deprived communities. The implications of the EU referendum decision for the future of the UK (including health and the NHS) are being debated at length, but the word “inequalities” is never far from the discussion. (/continues/)

Source: New Economics Forum (click image to see full document).

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The next #publichealthhour webinar sessions are:

Dr. Andrew Fraser from NHS Health Scotland and Dr. Angela Donkin from Institute of Health Equity talking about inequalities (1 June 2016, 12.30-1.30). Read blog from webinar here (posted 9 July)

Dr. Cath Calderwood, Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer (7 September 2016, 12.30-1.30)

Register for each session in the EventBrite box on this page (or click on the dates above) and I will email you the link to join the webinar in the days leading up to the session. I will also post the details on this page on the day of the webinar.

Post questions for inequalities webinar (1 Jun) up until 18 May on Slido (doesn’t need registration).

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May and June #ScotPublicHealth #PublicHealthHour sessions

The next #publichealthhour sessions are:

  • Dr. Cath Calderwood, Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer (POSTPONED due to Scottish election)
  • Dr. Andrew Fraser from NHS Health Scotland and Dr. Angela Donkin from Institute of Health Equity talking about inequalities on 1 June 2016, 12.30-1.30 (find out more and register)

There is no #publichealthhour session in April (because of the Easter holiday)scotpublichealth logo

Animating Assets: #ScotPublicHealth #PublicHealthHour (#3) with Glasgow Centre for Population Health

On 2 March we were joined in a webinar by Rachel Harris and Sheena Fletcher from Glasgow Centre for Population Health. As with previous #ScotPublicHealth #PublicHealthHour sessions this gave us an opportunity to talk about a Public Health topic while also learning techniques in social media and wider engagement. In this session we learnt about assets-based approaches to health and some social media techniques including use of infographics.

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Animating Assets with Glasgow Centre for Population Health 2 Mar 12.30-1.30 #ScotPublicHealth #PublicHealthHour

Our next #ScotPublicHealth #PublicHealthHour will be on Wednesday 2 March, 12.30-1.30

We’ll be hearing about assets-based approaches to health and wellbeing, infographics, social media and more from Rachel Harris and Sheena Fletcher at Glasgow Centre for Population Health, building on their work with Scottish Community Development Centre. Read more about Animating Assets. Check out a selection of GCPH’s excellent infographics below. This will be a fully interactive webinar, with film, a demo of producing elements of an effective infographic, and chat and tweeting.

Join using instructions below. You’ll need a computer (or smart phone) to see the webinar. You’ll also need a phone to hear and join in the conversation.

This event is now finished. A blog with summary and full presentations will be posted ASAP.

Tweet using #ScotPublicHealth and #PublicHealthHour

Follow @ScotPublic for updates and other information.

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Some examples of GCPH infographics

Community voices - final.jpg Commuting and active travel trends

Social Capital.jpeg  Miniature Glasgow - the city in 100 people v1

An hour with @CyclingSurgeon on physical activity and social media (3.2.16)

The 2nd #ScotPublicHealth #PublicHealthHour

At our first #ScotPublicHealth #PublicHealthHour (6.1.16) we communicated solely using Twitter. Read the blog here. Though generating a lot of information and tweets, it was a little tricky to follow the flow of discussion and many contributors wanted help with tweeting. During that session we identified physical activity as a topic of interest for a future session.

For the second #PublicHealthHour we therefore set up a Webex webinar with tweeting (to provide a clearer structure), and were lucky to be joined by Prof Chris Oliver, Physical Activity for Health Research Centre, University of Edinburgh. Chris is a very successful tweeter with a large following (@CyclingSurgeon). The session ran from 11AM ’til noon, 3 Feb 2016.

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Joining instructions for 3 Feb webinar with @CyclingSurgeon Prof Chris Oliver

The next #ScotPublicHealth #PublicHealthHour session (Wednesday 3 Feb 2016) will be run as a webinar (Webex), with Prof Chris Oliver (@CyclingSurgeon) telling us about physical activity, a new physical activity MOOC (massive online open course) and providing a masterclass on Twitter.

This will be at the earlier time of 11AM (open from 10.50 to allow everyone to navigate any IT hurdles).

*** This event has passed – read blog summarising our discussions here ***

Twitter hashtags #ScotPublicHealth #PublicHealthHour. Tweets during the hour will be sent out from @ScotPublic (follow for future #ScotPublicHealth #PublicHealthHour sessions). If you don’t use Twitter, then there will still be an opportunity to take part in the chat box provided in the Webex session.

You can also sign up for email updates from this blog.

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#ScotPublicHealth: summary of our first #PublicHealthHour (6.1.16)

On 6 Jan 2016 we held what may have been the first national #PublicHealthHour in the world. See previous blog to read the background. Tweets posted during the #PublicHealthHour (12.30-13.30) are collected in a Storify.

This blog post provides a summary of the hour, plus details of how to join the next #PublicHealthHour, 3 Feb 2016, 11AM-noon (*** note change in time ***), which will be run as a Webex webinar with tweeting, with @CyclingSurgeon Prof Chris Oliver.

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My week guest editing global Public Health Twitter feed @WePublicHealth

Early January 2016 Melissa Sweet, curator of @WePublicHealth approached me to guest edit the @WePublicHealth twitter feed 11 to 17 Jan 2016. This was after I had run a survey based on a survey on her Croakey Blog.

Read the #ScotPublicHealth survey results here (21 respondents).

Being guest editor was a great opportunity to learn from the @WePublicHealth community (over 7,500 followers, administered out of Australia, but with a global following), and to share my own ideas around Public Health and those of #ScotPublicHealth. We had just run a #ScotPublicHealth #PublicHealthHour (initial Storify here, blog to follow shortly on this page), so had a lot of ideas.

As I explained previously on this blog, my plan was to run with 4 themes:

“something old, something new, someone followed, and a hint of

The Storify summary of the week is structured under these 4 headings. Read the rules of engagement on the WePublicHealth page.

So what happened?

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