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Michelle Samplin-Salgado

New Media Strategist, AIDS.gov 

mHealth Summit starts today

mHealth Summit. Research, Technology, Policy

Co-authored by Jeremy Vanderlan, AIDS.gov Web Developer The 2010 mHealth Summit started today and AIDS.gov is looking forward to exploring ways mobile technology can improve domestic HIV programs serving minority and other communities most at-risk for, or living with, HIV. In addition to hearing about the future of mobile from keynote speakers, Bill Gates, Aneesh…

AIDS.gov at the U.S. Conference on AIDS 2010: A Sneak-Preview

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Co-authored by Jennie Anderson, AIDS.gov Communications Director Later this week, we’ll be attending the U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) the largest AIDS-related gathering in the U.S. As you may remember, in November we posted some highlights from USCA 2009. In this post, we’ll give you a sneak-preview of what’s coming up at USCA 2010 and…

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…

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…

Data Academy: Providing Training and Technical Assistance around HIV Data to Ryan White Grantees and Program Staff

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JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc. DATAacademy

We’ve talked a lot about the importance of knowing your audiences and their information needs. Our colleagues at the HIV/AIDS Bureau at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HAB/HRSA) provide training and technical assistance (TA) to Ryan White grantees and program staff about how to manage data. In response to feedback and a process to…

Games for Health 2010

Games for Health 2010

We attended the Games for Health 2010 conference in Boston, Massachusetts to learn more about how video games and virtual worlds are being used to increase physical activity, train health care providers, and advocate HIV/AIDS information and prevention methods among youth. Now in its 6th year, the three-day conference was developed in partnership with the…

IAC 2010 Session: HIV/AIDS in the Information Age — How Digital Media Can Fight the Epidemic

IAC Session, HIV/AIDS in the Information Age: How Digital Media Can Fight the Epidemic

Tonight, as part of the 2010 International AIDS Conference, we attended a session on new media, HIV/AIDS in the Information Age: How Digital Media Can Fight the Epidemic. Moderated by Scott Evertz, Senior Vice President of Gibraltar Associates , the session highlighted public and private examples of using digital media to communicate public health messaging….

Search and Share: Taking Action with One Simple Tool for National HIV Testing Day

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Paul Kawata

National HIV Testing Day (NHTD)— June 27— is less than a week away and it’s not too late to take action. As we heard last week from NASTAD’s Murray Penner, NHTD is a powerful opportunity to promote testing and increase HIV awareness throughout the year. One simple thing we’ve asked our colleagues to do for…