Talking about Twitter on Radio National

I was on Radio National Drive talking about Twitter. You can listen to the show here.

Some of the links and accounts I mentioned were:

Longform: The websites, the apps, the movement

Zombies, Run! The gamification of exercise thanks to @dannolan

Twitter Radio: Does this mean the end for radio? thanks to @cjjosh

@FakeMAThesis: Too close to the truth?
@FakeMAThesis thanks to @mscobina

@everyword: tweeting the English language
@everyword thanks to @MrTiedt

Person to follow: @kristinalford

An of course I’m on Twitter at @ben_hr

Listen to past RN Drive Twitter segments:


New US Guidance on Health Impact Assessment

The US National Research Council has released a guidance report on HIA.┬áIt “calls for increased education and training, more emphasis on stakeholder involvement and reducing health disparities, and collaboration at all levels of government to support the incorporation of health considerations into decision-making”.

The project to develop the guidance was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the California Endowment, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Well worth a look.

More at the HIA Blog.

Book Chapter: Using HIA to address the social determinants of health

Along with colleagues from the UNSW Research Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity and Sydney South West Area Health Population Health we have published a chapter on HIA for a book on the social determinants of health in Australia. The details of the chatper are:

Harris-Roxas B, Maxwell M, Thornell M, Peters S, Harris P. From Description to Action: Using health impact assessment to address the social determinants of health, in Laverty M, Callaghan L (eds) Determining the Future: A Fair Go & Health for All, Connor Court Publishing: Melbourne, p 119-130, 2011. ISBN 9 7819 2142 1952

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