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New Pew Report: Smartphone Ownership in 2013

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The Pew Internet and American Life Project  released new data  last week showing that 56% of all American adults use smartphones. At AIDS.gov, we have seen growth in mobile access to our website. Since January, 2013, nearly 37% of visits to AIDS.gov have been from a mobile device. This has already surpassed the total mobile…

Celebrating Innovation at the Fourth Annual Health Datapalooza Conference

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Three years ago, the Department of Health and Human Services kicked off the Health Data Initiative with 45 people gathered in a conference room. This week marks the fourth edition of what has come to be known as ‘Datapalooza,’ which has grown to include nearly 2,000 tech developers, health care professionals, researchers, policy makers, and…

Hepatitis C Infection Among Young Injection Drug Users: Addressing an Emerging Trend

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In recent years, there has been an emerging epidemic of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among young injection drug users (IDU) in rural and suburban settings. Early this spring, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services convened a multidisciplinary technical consultation to discuss the existing evidence and to identify and define priorities for the…

Supporting National HIV Testing Day with New Media

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June 26 - National HIV Testing Day

With the annual observance of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) on June 27, advocates, policy makers, healthcare providers, and others encourage people to “Take the Test. Take Control”. Since NHTD was first observed in 2005, we have seen a tremendous rise in the use of new media tools. In June 2010, AIDS.gov launched the HIV…

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”…