Overview of ICTs and Health

  • Lareen Ann Newman Flinders University of South Australia
  • Ali A. Alsanousi Harvard University
Keywords: health, community informatics, ICTs, equity, empowerment


Community informatics links economic and social development efforts at the community level with emerging opportunities in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). In recent years in public health there has been an increased focus on the broader social determinants of health and on social inclusion, as evidenced in the 2008 Final Report of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health1. Broader determinants include education, income, social connection, and other opportunities that support improved health and wellbeing.

Author Biographies

Lareen Ann Newman, Flinders University of South Australia
Senior Research Fellow, Southgate Institute for Health Society & Equity
Ali A. Alsanousi, Harvard University
Fellow, Division of Clinical Informatics, Harvard Medical School
How to Cite
Newman, L., & Alsanousi, A. (2012). Overview of ICTs and Health. The Journal of Community Informatics, 9(2). Retrieved from http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/955