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Track Your Health Week: Get free help with your technology

September 6 2017 by North Richmond Community Health

Are you interested in technology and how it can help you with your health?

North Richmond Community Health is hosting a free helpdesk and a range of education sessions from Monday 11 September to Friday 15 September 2017.

At the free pop up helpdesk, a team of students and volunteers will be available to answer any questions you have about your phone. You can ask for advice about how to use your phone to search for health information, how to install apps, and how to use your phone to stay in touch with your friends and family.

Here are just a few ways you can use your phone to help manage your health:

  • planning conception
  • tracking your pregnancy
  • make video appointments with health professionals
  • monitor diabetes
  • improve your diet
  • get more active

Track Your Health week program:

Monday 11 September, 2.00pm:

How can you use your phone to enhance communication?

We’ll be talking about using Siri, translating apps, Messaging apps, using Facetime/Skype

Run by: Elizabeth Ogilvy (North Richmond Community Health volunteer), Xiangxiu Meng, Danni Zhao and Zehua Han (University of Melbourne)

Tuesday 12 September 3.00pm:

Fun ways to track your health

Run by: Suneel Jethani (University of Melbourne)

Mental Health

Run by: Dr Ruth De Souza (Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health)

Wednesday 13 September 2.00pm:

Apps for pregnancy and parenting

Run by: Sanaz Sabet and Dr Ruth De Souza (Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health)

Thursday 14 September 3.00pm:

How can your smartphone help you manage your diabetes?

Run by: Evelyn Boyce (North Richmond Community Health Diabetes Nurse Educator)

Keeping your weight and gut health under control

Run by: Nadine Laschko (North Richmond Community Health Dietician)

Friday 15 September 2.00pm

Using smartphone video and audio to remember health information.

Run by: Jolyon Burford (Training Coordinator, Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health)

Keeping track of your child’s speech and language development

Run by: Monique Thompson (North Richmond Community Health Senior Speech Pathologist)

All are welcome to join and there is no need to book.

Track Your Health Week is an initiative from the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health, supported by students from the University of Melbourne.

 

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