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Todd Park Named New U.S. Chief Technology Officer

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I’m very excited that President Obama today is appointing Todd Park as the new U.S. Chief Technology Officer, with the important task of applying the newest technology and latest advances to make the Federal government work better for the American people. For nearly three years, Todd has served as CTO of the U.S. Department of…

Lessons Learned from the 2012 Digital Health Communication Extravaganza

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The Digital Health Communication Extravaganza conference was held last month in Orlando, Florida, bringing together health and communications professionals from across the public, private and academic sector. Health communications was the focus of the conference with an emphasis on social media and mobile technology. With all of the different social media platforms and campaigns, success…

Youth Programme Aims to Strengthen the Participation of Young People at AIDS 2012

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If previous International AIDS Conferences are any indication, young people will comprise one of the most actively engaged delegations at AIDS 2012. This is welcomed news, as the leadership and involvement of young people is critical to the goal of achieving an AIDS-free generation. HIV significantly affects young people. In the U.S., young people aged…

Iris House: Reaching Women and Girls with a New Media Strategy

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Ingrid Floyd

Saturday, March 10 is National HIV/AIDS Women and Girls Awareness Day. We asked Ingrid Floyd, Executive Director of Iris House , to share how they are using new media to reach women and girls. Iris House was established in 1993 by the Women and AIDS Working Group and provides comprehensive services and advocacy for women,…

Content Syndication: Amplifying Our Message

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The practice of syndicating content isn’t new, but certainly it’s an idea whose time has come. Communicators will tell you: if you want to extend the reach of your messages, make sure they are consistent – and repeat them often across many channels. HIV/AIDS partners can reach more people on-line by working together to create…

mHealth Innovation and Developers Challenges

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Mobile phones and devices are becoming increasingly integral to everything we do – banking, shopping, navigating, and learning have all gone mobile. With the rise of mobile tech, there is awesome opportunity to focus the attention of developers on health needs that can be addressed with mobile!  Last July, HHS CTO Todd Park announced the…

Health, Technology, and Communities of Color

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Susannah Fox

Last week was the AIDS.gov Federal HIV/AIDS Web Council (FHAWC) meeting, which brings together web, content, and communications leads from federal agencies with HIV/AIDS portfolios. Susannah Fox from the Pew Internet & American Life Project gave a presentation about communities of color to the FHAWC. Below is a blog post that recaps her presentation. Serendipity…

Turn up the Volume: Audio Podcasts for 2012

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The term podcast is used to describe a series of online audio or video files that audiences can subscribe to and download regularly. As part of our effort to promote the use of new media and emerging technologies to extend the reach of HIV messaging, we have been producing audio podcasts since 2006. In 2008,…