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author = {Miraldo, M and Goiana-da-Silva, F and Cruz-e-Silva, D and Morais, Nunes A and Carriço, M and Costa, F and Darzi, A and Araujo, F},
journal = {Public Health Panorama},
pages = {314--323},
title = {Disrupting the landscape: how the Portuguese National Health Service built an omnichannel communication platfor},
url = {},
volume = {5},
year = {2019}

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AB - Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading causes of death, disease and disability in the WHO European Region and are largely preventable. The private sector has long been using marketing to influence and change people’s lifestyles. In some cases, particularly the food sector, health-compromising content is prioritized over health-promoting content. However, this case study aims to illustrate how governments working on tight budgets can partner with private media companies to their own advantage in order to increase the impact of health messages and thus improve the health literacy of the population. The omnichannel communication platform and associated campaigns initiated by the Portuguese government and described in this case study serve as a practical example of a national health literacy initiative successfully reaching a wide audience. Indeed, the Portuguese National Health Service entered high on the list of the most impactful communication campaigns in Portugal.This might have implications for other countries as although further progress is required to analyse any impact of the campaigns, this example showcases the potential advantages of partnering with the media in that by using the same communication channels as multinational food and tobacco companies, governments may be able to level the playing field in terms of influence through marketing and communication, which might help to reverse unhealthy lifestyles among their populations.
AU - Miraldo,M
AU - Goiana-da-Silva,F
AU - Cruz-e-Silva,D
AU - Morais,Nunes A
AU - Carriço,M
AU - Costa,F
AU - Darzi,A
AU - Araujo,F
EP - 323
PY - 2019///
SN - 2412-544X
SP - 314
TI - Disrupting the landscape: how the Portuguese National Health Service built an omnichannel communication platfor
T2 - Public Health Panorama
UR -
UR -
VL - 5
ER -