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Every 9 1/2 minutes someone in the U.S. is infected with HIV. Get the facts. CDC. NineAndAHalfMinutes.org.

Every 9½ minutes someone in the U.S. is infected with HIV. That’s the message behind a national campaign that was announced today by officials from the White House, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the CDC. Act Against AIDS is a new five-year national communication campaign that will highlight this alarming statistic…

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

This week will mark the third National Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian) HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD). This year’s theme is “A Celebration of Life.” HIV affects thousands of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). AI/AN have the third highest rate of AIDS diagnoses in the United States, despite having the smallest population….

Social Determinants of Health

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This post covers a KEY ISSUE: this topic could impact the future of HIV/AIDS policy. An emerging topic in public health promotion is the concept of “social determinants of health.” This concept focuses on the social, economic, and environmental factors that either contribute to an individual’s risks of acquiring a disease or incurring poor health—or,…

Using New Media to Reach Women and Girls for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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March 10 National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Today, March 10, is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD). Women account for more than one quarter of all new HIV/AIDS diagnoses in the U.S., and most are infected with HIV through heterosexual contact. Women of color are disproportionately affected by HIV and AIDS. To learn more about the day, the role of…

A Blueprint for Change: 3rd National Leadership Summit on Eliminating Racial & Ethnic Disparities in Health

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February 25-27, 2009: Third National Leadership Summit - A blueprint for change

Last week, we attended the Office of Minority Health’s (OMH) Third National Leadership Summit on Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health, this year’s largest gathering of public health professionals working to reduce health disparities. We were thrilled that OMH leadership dedicated three sessions to technology and new media! These sessions highlighted the need for…

New Media Presentation at Office of Minority Health Leadership Summit

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This week is the Office of Minority Health’s Third Leadership Summit on Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health. AIDS.gov gave a pre-summit workshop (more details to come on Tuesday about that) and a presentation about innovative strategies for public health. View today’s presentation on Slideshare and we’ll post more information on Tuesday.

Text Messaging for HIV Appointment and Medication Reminders – Part IV

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This week, we’re concluding our four-part series on texting appointment and medication reminders. After talking about why, how, and costs, today’s post addresses privacy. Howard Brown Health Center What are some of the potential privacy concerns around texting appointment and medication reminders? Texting appointment reminders is a new way of communicating, and therefore brings up…

Text Messaging for HIV Appointment and Medication Reminders – Part III

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In addition to why and how an organization might set up texting reminders, we’re often asked about the cost. In tight economic times, this is a significant concern for many organizations. Can the cost of text messaging reminders ultimately save your organization time and money? Here’s some information to help you decide. What does implementing…

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