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2015 Healthy Aging Summit Accepting Abstracts for Presentations

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The HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) and the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) have announced the 2015 Healthy Aging Summit,  which will take place July 27-28, 2015 in Washington, DC.  Summit co-sponsors are now soliciting abstracts for oral and poster presentations addressing healthy aging on a range of topics, which…

AIDS.gov Podcast

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Editor’s Note: Miguel Gomez, Director of AIDS.gov, Office of HIV/AIDS Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and, Jeremy Vanderlan, Mobile Practice Lead, ICF International, speak on this podcast with Karen McGrane and Ethan Marcotte of the Responsive Web Design Podcast. In 2012, AIDS.gov implemented “responsive web design” and was one of the first…

New Media Goals for 2015 – Part 1

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On December 30th, AIDS.gov blogged about our take on social media trends for 2014 and how those trends might affect the HIV community. Now we have data from the last Pew Internet Social Media Update , which have helped to formulate our goals on how we bring you information in 2015. It has validated some key…

#NLAAD in 2015: Increasing Latinos’ HIV/AIDS Awareness Using Social Media Learnings from 2014

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Editor’s note: Today we continue our series of guest posts on social media strategies to amplify the key messages for HIV/AIDS observance days. Our experience has taught us that effective social marketing targeting includes a clear understanding of four key components. These four components cover: (1) the behavior you are trying to solicit; (2) barriers…

Viral Hepatitis Issues Examined at 2014 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting

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Hepatitis B and C were among the important public health issues examined at the recent annual meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA) . The annual meeting, held November 14-19, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana, is one of the nation’s largest gatherings of public health professionals, including clinicians, researchers, policy makers, students, and others committed…

Your Federal Workforce Cares

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Editor’s Note: As 2014 comes to an end, we continue to reflect on personal perspectives. The below video features voices from federal staff on their commitment to HIV/AIDS On the first day of the 2014 U.S. Conference of AIDS (USCA), Dr. Laura Cheever, head of the HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau, and other federal agency leaders came together for a…

Top 5 Digital Trends of 2014 for the HIV community

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The AIDS.gov team monitors the digital landscape so we can adapt our outreach to meet our audiences’ communication preferences. We also learn about the HIV community’s evolving needs through AIDS.gov’s Social Media Labs—free, in-person, technical assistance sessions we offer at conferences—and our newly launched Virtual Office Hours, when we offer free technical assistance twice each…

Social Media and Accessibility: Resources to Know

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When the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed in 1990, there was no Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. Since then, the number of social media channels, and their use for communication among all demographics, has grown exponentially. Unfortunately, however, despite newer ways to reach individuals living with disabilities, many individuals in this community face challenges…