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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…

Google+ and YouTube Training Webinar for HIV Community and Others

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Join the CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) on May 14 at 2 P.M. (ET) for a live webcast, “In the Know: Google Plus & YouTube for Public Health.” This webcast, the fifth in a series, will explore how public health professionals can effectively tap into the engagement and networking strengths of the quickly growing…

Alicia Keys Introduces New National “EMPOWERED” Campaign, Reaching U.S. Women on All Platforms

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Editorial Note: Many organizations are using new media channels to reach communities in the response to HIV/AIDS. Recently, we asked our colleagues at the Kaiser Family Foundation to share some information on the EMPOWERED campaign. The following guest post is about EMPOWERED, an example of a national campaign using traditional and new media. Among federal…

Health 2.0 Digital Technology in Clinical Care

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At the Health 2.0: Digital Technology in Clinical Care  conference held last month, speakers offered strategies for using technology to expand health care from clinical settings to a 24/7 partnership enterprise. “We must take health care out of the office and make it a continuous focus in the lives of patients,” said Dr. Joseph Kvedar,…

In the Know: Social Media for Public Health—Facebook & Image Sharing

Melissa Beaupierre

“In the Know: Facebook and Image Sharing for Public Health” is a live webcast exploring how image-based social media channels–including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Flickr–can be used effectively for public health impact. This webcast is sponsored by CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) and is the fourth in a series of six and will feature…

1, 2, 3: Video Upload

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Video sharing remains a powerful tool for sharing health information. According to the Pew Internet & American Life Project , 71% of online Americans use video-sharing sites (such as YouTube and Vimeo). On YouTube alone, users upload more than 72 hours of video every minute. There are many different sites for uploading and sharing video,…