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In the Know: Social Media for Public Health – Gaming & Mobile

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In the Know CDC NPIN Webinar Series

As part of its live webcast series, the CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) is pleased to announce, “In the Know: Gaming and Mobile for Public Health” on Tuesday, April 2 at 2 P.M. (ET). The webcast will feature slide presentations, Q & A, and public health success stories from social media experts on how…

Get “In the Know” on Social Media

CDCNPIN In the Know

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Prevention Information Network (CDC NPIN) is pleased to announce an upcoming webcast series starting Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 2 PM EST, titled, “In the Know: Social Media for Public Health.” Each webcast will feature social media experts discussing how to harness the latest social media tools for the…

Gamification: How Can We Work It?

Badges

During Eric Hackathorn’s recent webinar on ‘Game On! How Gamification Can Work in Government’, it was stated that “recent studies show that 70% of Americans play video or computer games. The numbers are expected to rise with mobile apps and other emerging technology. ” This statement was followed by the question, “ how can government…

New Media Round-Up

Red Ribbon Week Calendar

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you probably know that planning is a very important part of our approach to new media. What you might not know is that we often plan our blog posts, particularly those about new media, weeks in advance. We believe strongly in the importance of planning—but we…

What games are you playing?

gamesforhealth

Co-authored by Jeremy Vanderlan, AIDS.gov Technical Deputy

Games present opportunities to use technology to address public health problems by building on the emergent experience of gaming and the peer influence that social games present. To further our understanding of the role games can and do play to improve health outcomes, we attended the 7th Annual Games for Health Conference. We joined hundreds of game developers, health professionals, and researchers from across the country and were encouraged by what we heard in the HIV/AIDS space, and beyond.

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…

Using Games in Public Health (Part 2 of “Let the Games Begin”)

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This week we are continuing the second part of our two-part series on video games and public health. Last week we spoke with Tina Hoff, Vice President and Director of Entertainment Media Partnerships at the Kaiser Family Foundation, Marguerita Lightfoot of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and David Galiel, an expert on new…

Let the Games Begin

blog.aids.gov

We’ve been noticing a lot of press about video games lately. Grand Theft Auto IV is flying off the shelves. It sold 60 million copies in the first week. Other games, like Guitar Hero and games for Nintendo’s Wii gaming system, continue to increase in popularity. At AIDS.gov, we’re interested in video games as one…