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Youth, Mobile, and Health at Sex::Tech 2011

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Earlier this month, I attended Sex::Tech 2011 in San Francisco, the fourth annual conference on technology, youth, and sexual health. At the conference, I heard from a range of experts – sexual health educators, researchers, technology developers, parents, and of course, youth and young adults. During her welcome presentation on Day 1, Sex::Tech founder Deb…

HHS @ SXSWi Part 1: Sound bites

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I’m writing from Austin, Texas, the capital of the Lone Star State, checking in from South by Southwest Interactive, or SXSWi. For those of you who don’t know, SXSWi is one of the biggest technology conferences in the world. I’ve met people from California to Nova Scotia, from South Korea to Hamburg, Germany. Over 10,000…

M for mHealth, G for Glossary

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In the last year we have seen a marked increase in the use of cell phones and wireless Internet access. With research such as the Pew Internet & American Life Project Mobile Access 2010 (PDF 1.2MB) report, I am reminded as a Federal leader from NIH’s National Library of Medicine (NLM) that the Federal government…

Future Federal Directions in Mobile Technology and Health

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Katelyn Sabochik, Audie Atienza

Co-authored by Michele Clark, Managing Director What is the role of mobile technology in Federal government health communication? Where are we going? At last week's Federal HIV/AIDS Web Council (FHAWC) meeting, we asked four of the leading voices in mobile and public health these questions. We heard from the White House, General Services Administration (GSA)…

New York State Department of Health: Breaking Ground in New Media Response to HIV and STIs

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Earlier this month, we participated in the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute’s forum, Social Media: Going Viral Against HIV and STIs . The room was filled with nearly 300 public health colleagues from across New York who were there to learn and share how they use social media in response to HIV….

Foursquare: Where are We on World AIDS Day?

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Today, on World AIDS Day, we re-dedicate ourselves to raising awareness about an epidemic that has claimed far too many lives. This is an opportunity for us to reflect on the many tools we use to reach our audience and whether they are appropriate for the messages we are trying to communicate. Since there has…

Lessons for the mHealth HIV Community

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Gwynne Kostin

At last week’s mHealth Summit , we had the opportunity to connect with many of our Federal and community partners about how to leverage the mobile web to improve health outcomes (check out the Summit’s YouTube Channel to watch videos of several of the keynotes). We heard from leading experts, industry leaders, and Federal colleagues…

Changing How We Think about HIV Awareness

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AIDS.gov funded 17 organizations serving communities of color, other communities at highest risk of HIV, and people living with HIV. The funding was intended to stimulate and support the organizations’ efforts to use new media to plan for and support HIV prevention, testing, treatment and care activities and to share best practices within communities at…