Reach Health Promotion Innovations

Mobile technology for health behaviour change

SiREN workshop update

REACH HPI’s Becky and James White presented a half-day satellite workshop at the 2014 symposium of the WA Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Applied Research and Evaluation Network (SiREN). More than 50 participants attended, from a diverse range of backgrounds and disciplines, creating a fascinating forum for discussing innovations in sexual health promotion. The workshop examined the use of social media and mobile technology as part of broader health promotion campaigns. It touched on ethics, privacy and regulations, with a strong focus on effective evaluation. Becky White said, “Feedback from participants was very positive, with many people mentioning the breadth of information covered, the use of many real-world case studies, and the use of an innovative app-based system for participating.” Read more about REACH HPI workshops and training.