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Twitter Engagement: Some Lessons from AIDS.gov

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two blue twitter birds, one handing the other a ring. a visual pun on engagement

A couple of weeks ago I participated on a panel with our CDC colleagues Ann Aiken and Jessica Schindelar about Twitter monitoring, evaluation, and engagement at the CDC’s National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media. During this panel I spoke about “engagement” on Twitter – providing different definitions of it and how we at…

Future Directions for NIAID HIV Research: Consider and Comment

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The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is developing a series of blog posts here on AIDS.gov related to planning for the future of NIAID’s HIV/AIDS clinical trial networks. Each blog post focuses on specific aspects of the network restructuring in which NIAID is seeking input from the broader research and HIV/AIDS communities….

AIDS.gov Shares Community News: Coalition for a National AIDS Strategy to Hold Upcoming Webinars

David Munar

David Munar, AIDS Foundation of Chicago The Coalition for a National AIDS Strategy will host two upcoming, identical webinars to assist community advocates in learning more about the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) unveiled by President Obama on July 13, 2010. Presenters will highlight key themes of the Strategy, current implementation efforts, and community advocacy needed…

Strategy Update: Regional Health Administrators and Ryan White Grantee Meeting

Listening Session at Ryan White Grantee Meeting

Listening Session at Ryan White Grantee Meeting Earlier this week, I was able to join in on the weekly Regional Health Administrator’s call and provide an update on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). Many of the Regional Health Administrators and the Regional AIDS Coordinators  are already very familiar with the NHAS and the specific steps…

Public Health and Homelessness

Hazel D. Dean, ScD, MPH - Health Protection Perspectives

Homelessness is associated with disproportionate rates of various chronic and infectious diseases, poor mental health, substance abuse, and violence. These are real public health issues, and CDC is committed to addressing these issues in our public health work. Whether it’s providing epi-aid assistance for a TB outbreak in a shelter, or facilitating integrative STD/HIV/Hepatitis/TB screening…

2010 CDC Health Communication, Marketing, and Media Conference Highlights

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Last week in Atlanta I joined nearly 1,000 health communicators at CDC’s 4th Annual National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media. The theme of this year’s conference was “Convergence: Purpose, Programs, & Partners.” From the opening session, to the numerous panels, to the tweet up, to the closing session, the conference emphasized a “forward…

The Coalition for a National AIDS Strategy talks about the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the future

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Last month I spoke with Chris Collins, Vice President of Public Policy at American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) and David Munar, Vice President of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago about their efforts with the Coalition for a National AIDS Strategy . The Coalition was founded in September 2007 and is comprised of over 500…

Continuing Our Commitment to Prioritizing HIV/AIDS

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Today, the Obama Administration is taking new action to prioritize support for Federal HIV/AIDS prevention and care programs. We are sending to the Congress an amendment to the President’s FY 2011 budget request to increase HIV/AIDS funding by $65 million. This is comprised of a requested $35 million increase for HIV prevention in order to…