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Texting/Driving: A Reminder from the AIDS.gov Team

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Summer is upon us and that means that many of us are behind the wheel to visit family and friends. It’s important to remember to put away those phones while driving! At AIDS.gov, we continue to encourage the use of mobile devices to extend the reach of HIV public health programs. Because we promote the…

Social Media Measurement & Evaluation for Public Health Success

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The CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) presents “In the Know: Social Media Measurement & Evaluation for Public Health Success.” Join CDC NPIN social media and evaluation experts on Tuesday, June 4th at 2:00 P.M. ET to: determine the best evaluation and measurement tactics for your organization, discuss best practices for measurement and evaluation of…

White House Issues Executive Order on Open Data

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This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Digital Government Strategy, and we want to take a moment to reflect on a recent White House Executive Order about open data. This Executive Order and accompanying Open Data Policy [PDF 6MB] requires that, going forward, all data generated by the federal government be made available in…

Hanging out with “We the Geeks”

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Editor’s note: At AIDS.gov, we continue to look for ways to increase the reach of existing HIV/AIDS programs through technology and innovation. The White House is leading a Google+ hangout series about that very topic. Read more from the Office of Science and Technology Policy. This live event has concluded. Watch the first “We the Geeks”…

Digital Storytelling: “Taking Root” to End Stigma and Raise Awareness

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The Banyan Tree Project launched Taking Root: Our Stories, Our Community last year for May 19, the National Asian & Pacific Islander (A&PI) HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Taking Root puts the power to end HIV stigma back in the hands of the community through a community-driven, community-owned digital storytelling initiative. Since then, we have held four…

Snap, Filter, & Share: Using Instagram in Response to HIV

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Over the past few years, more and more people have shifted from using a standalone camera to their mobile phones to take photos. Smartphones make it convenient and easy for people to take photos whenever they want, and to share them instantly with whomever they want. According to the Pew Internet & American Life Project…

Navigating HIV Care: Using Navigators, Linkage Specialists & Community Health Care Workers to Improve Health Outcomes Webinar

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On Thursday, May 23, the HHS Office of HIV/AIDS & Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) working with the HIV Prevention Justice Alliance (HIV PJA) will convene a webinar to discuss how HIV care navigation can improve health equity and decrease disparities by addressing barriers to care. The title of the webinar is Navigating HIV Care: Using…

Landmark Steps to Liberate Open Data

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Editor’s note: Yesterday, the White House issued an Executive Order and an accompanying Open Data Policy, as well as a series of complementary actions. According to the press statement, “The Executive Order requires that, going forward, data generated by the government be made available in open, machine-readable formats, while appropriately safeguarding privacy, confidentiality, and security.” We encourage you to read…