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HRSA Funding Opportunity: Use of Social Media to Improve Engagement, Retention, and Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum

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Two new Funding Opportunity Announcements from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will support projects using social media to support engagement and retention in HIV care. Issued through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program’s Special Projects of National Significance, the FOAs seek applications for demonstration sites as well as an evaluation and technical assistance center…

New Media Goals for 2015 – Part 2

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Social media platforms are continually evolving, and it is important to stay abreast of how our audience is engaging with each tool and its features. Data from the last Pew Internet Social Media Update [PDF 544KB] have helped formulate AIDS.gov’s social media goals for 2015. Early in the year, we shared our first new media goal…

Celebrating Black Voices’ One Year Anniversary for NBHAAD

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As we commemorate National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on February 7, we are proud to mark the one-year anniversary of the AIDS.gov Black Voices blog. This blog series is part of a continuing effort to shed light on important social media and HIV-related topics for the community, by the community. In addition to reflecting on…

Progress on HIV among African Americans, Still a Long Way to Go

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February 7 marks the 15th year of the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day observance. This day is a call to action for communities across the country to come together to reduce the burden of HIV and AIDS in Black America. We begin 2015 with hopeful signs that we, as a nation, are beginning to make…

TBT: Magic Johnson Reminds Americans to #GetCovered

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It’s Throwback Thursday (TBT)! And with National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day approaching on February 7, we are reminded of this excellent 2014 video from Magic Johnson about the importance of enrolling in healthcare coverage. As Magic Johnson emphasizes, most people will need medical care at some point in their lives. And, without health insurance, some…

Black Voices: Going Social for #NBHAAD

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February 7, 2015 marks the 15th annual observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), a national HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative focusing on the black community in the United States and the Diaspora. Founded in 1999 as a national response to the growing HIV/AIDS epidemic in African American communities, the NBHAAD initiative…

2015 Healthy Aging Summit Accepting Abstracts for Presentations

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The HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) and the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) have announced the 2015 Healthy Aging Summit,  which will take place July 27-28, 2015 in Washington, DC.  Summit co-sponsors are now soliciting abstracts for oral and poster presentations addressing healthy aging on a range of topics, which…

AIDS.gov Podcast

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Editor’s Note: Miguel Gomez, Director of AIDS.gov, Office of HIV/AIDS Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and, Jeremy Vanderlan, Mobile Practice Lead, ICF International, speak on this podcast with Karen McGrane and Ethan Marcotte of the Responsive Web Design Podcast. In 2012, AIDS.gov implemented “responsive web design” and was one of the first…