20 students. 6 universities. 8 short videos. 1 cause. National HIV Testing Day Personal Public Service Announcements

Photo of Dr. Kevin Fenton with a PPSA participant

To help get the word out about National HIV Testing Day (June 27), the CDC and the University of Georgia’s New Media Institute collaborated on an innovative new media project. More than 20 students from six universities and five AIDS organizations hit the streets with video cameras this April to produce eight short video messages…

Texting 4 Health (Part 2 of “R U Texting?”)

Today’s post is a follow-up to our initial post on text messaging (also known as "texting"). We’re straying from our usual format, in order to share with you some highlights from last week’s Texting4Health Conference at Stanford University . Two members of the team went to Texting4Health to learn from, and talk with, some…

R U Texting?

High school seniors can send hundreds of them in a day. The show American Idol depends on them. And staffers for presidential campaigns are using them to contact potential donors and voters. “They” are text messages–and they are fast becoming a preferred form of communication for many Americans. During June 2007, Americans sent 28.8 billion…

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