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How to create an asset map with Google My Maps

A previous post discussed how community asset mapping benefits to health promoters. This post describes how I created a visual asset map using the freely available Google My Maps tool. In this project, I chose stroke survivors and their caregivers as my target audience. It was because of a project…

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Community asset mapping

Asset mapping strategy brings many benefits to health promoters, resource and patient care navigators. It helps us, Of course, it helps us to identify gaps also. All in all, the strategy helps us to visualize a more realistic picture of our community. In fact, asset mapping should be an integral…

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What is upstream vs downstream in public health?

Those who know public health know Prof. Irving Zola‘s “upstream vs downstream” parable. Irving Zola is a medical sociologist. His friend, John McKinlay, describes Zola’s parable in his 2019 article titled “A case for re-focusing upstream: The political economy of illness”1. The “Upstream boat” sails through this upstream path. Following…

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legendary journey of the ottawa charter
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The legendary journey of the Ottawa Charter

Above are logos of the global health promotion conferences held in different cities in the world since 1986. Thirty years have passed since its inception in 1986. As its name implies, the first one was launched in Ottawa, Canada. This post sails through to peer back into the Charter’s legendary…

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