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Catching up with Communities of Color: Online and New Media Use

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Fard Johnmar

In our last post on the United States Conference on AIDS , we talked about a number of programs that are using new media to reach minority communities with HIV/AIDS information and resources. At the conference we heard about HIV/AIDS programs trying to be where many of their communities are: online and using new media….

Looking Back, Moving Forward

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Last week we attended the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA), sponsored by the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC). USCA is the largest AIDS-related gathering in the U.S. Three-thousand people came together to share information, create new networks, and learn about the latest tools being used to address the challenges of HIV/AIDS. Conference participants included…

“A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words”– How to Increase Involvement in World AIDS Day 2008

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“A picture is worth a thousand words” and today we will be talking about two different powerful pictures that relate to World AIDS Day–one which involves data, and the other which involves you. Picture # 1: The Trend The picture above shows our search results from typing “AIDS” into Google Trends (a tool that lets…

The Health Blogosphere

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Secretary Mike Leavitt

As the summer comes to an end, we want to share information about an event which took place this summer and reinforced the importance of using new media tools in public health. In July, the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) sponsored a webcast, “The Health Blogosphere: What It Means for Policy Debates and Journalism ”. Secretary…

Using Twitter in Response to HIV/AIDS: The Hot New Tool (Today?)

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Map of Hurricane Gustav

We’ve been hearing a lot about Twitter lately. At Texting4Health , Podcamp, and on NPR , people have been talking about Twitter as the "hot/new" tool to help you communicate fast and effectively. Just this last weekend, NPR’s Andy Carvin created a StormWire Twitter account to send notifications about the hurricanes and other tropical storms.