The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is working hard to inform the public about how to prepare for and prevent H1N1 flu.
We wanted to highlight a few new media tools that HHS is using to ensure public engagement and move information quickly.
- User-generated videos: HHS is sponsoring a video contest and encouraging people to create a 15, 30, or 60 second video Public Service Announcement (PSA) to inform and motivate people to take steps that will help prevent the spread of the flu. Find out more details on www.flu.gov.
- Widgets: HHS has developed several flu-related widgets (in English and Spanish) including an H1N1 map and a widget that provides flu news updates.
- eCards: There are a few eCards (and more to come) that you can send to your family and friends with a message about how to prevent the flu.
- Twitter: HHS is also tweeting about the flu through twitter.com/flugov .
To ensure that the HIV community is prepared for the H1N1 flu and understands how H1N1 can affect people living with HIV and AIDS, AIDS.gov is sponsoring a webinar on September 2, 2009 from 2-2:45 pm EDT. To learn more and register for the webinar, visit www.AIDS.gov/webinars.