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Lessons from the USCA Social Media Lounge

Social Media Lounge

This year at the 2013 U.S. Conference on AIDS, our new media staff  is hosting the Social Media Lounge for attendees to gather, share experiences, and ask questions around new media tools and best practices for the HIV community. We’ve had attendees from all across the country come in to chat. Here are a few…

U.S. Conference on AIDS 2013 – Highlights from Day 2

Phill Wilson

The annual U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) continued yesterday, Monday, September 9, 2013, in New Orleans with a rich series of sessions on topics addressing many aspects of the HIV care continuum. The Engagement Challenge: Step-Up and Lead President Obama’s July 2013 Executive Order creating the HIV Care Continuum Initiative called upon federal agencies and…

U.S. Conference on AIDS 2013 – Highlights from Day 1

USCA Federal Panel

The annual U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) opened yesterday, Sunday, September 8, 2013 in New Orleans. Organized by the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), the conference has drawn more than 1,700 stakeholders from all fronts of the HIV/AIDS epidemic—from case managers and physicians, to public health workers and advocates, people living with HIV/AIDS, and policymakers…

Conversations with AIDS.gov: The 2013 U.S. Conference on AIDS

Valdiserri Kawata video

Dr. Ron Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, and Director, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP), talked with Mr. Paul Kawata, Executive Director of the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) , about the upcoming annual U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA). NMAC convenes USCA, which will take place from September 8-11. Watch…

Improving Email Open Rates

Email inbox

How can we get more of our subscribers to open the emails we send? This is a question that anyone who creates email campaigns for newsletters or other communications is always wondering. In the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) where I work at HHS we’ve seen some interesting results from varying the…

Care Counts: Women, Families, and the Affordable Care Act Challenge Contest

Challenge.gov. Government Challenges, Your Solutions

Editor’s note: For more information about the contest, including rules, updates, and discussions, please visit the Care Counts page at www.carecounts.challenge.gov. About the Challenge Women are often at the center of healthy and resilient families; they make approximately 80% of all family health care decisions and are more likely to be the primary caregivers for…

Online Trainings Strengthen HIV Prevention, Testing, and Treatment Efforts

Advocates for Youth

Finding the time and resources to take advantage of in-person trainings can be challenging (if not impossible) for staff at many organizations. “I am continually seeking new and innovative ways to provide valuable information on social media and digital strategizing to our volunteer Board of Directors, many of whom have had little or no experience…

AIDS Service Center NYC’s New Media Evolution

ASCNYC

Editor’s Note: We invited AIDS Service Center NYC to share how using new media extends the reach of their HIV work. Two staff members shared their unique experiences working with one of the communities most impacted by HIV: young men who have sex with men (YMSM). Ramona’s Story (Director of Prevention Services) As a social…