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Remarks and Video from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at the U.S. Conference on AIDS 2010

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Today is the second day of the U.S. Conference on AIDS and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke at the lunch-time plenary session. In her speech, Secretary Sebelius talked about the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and HHS’ plans to concentrate funding in the communities most at-risk for HIV. She said, “If you’re a white, heterosexual woman like…

AIDS.gov at the U.S. Conference on AIDS 2010: A Sneak-Preview

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Co-authored by Jennie Anderson, AIDS.gov Communications Director Later this week, we’ll be attending the U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) the largest AIDS-related gathering in the U.S. As you may remember, in November we posted some highlights from USCA 2009. In this post, we’ll give you a sneak-preview of what’s coming up at USCA 2010 and…

Twitter Engagement: Some Lessons from AIDS.gov

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two blue twitter birds, one handing the other a ring. a visual pun on engagement

A couple of weeks ago I participated on a panel with our CDC colleagues Ann Aiken and Jessica Schindelar about Twitter monitoring, evaluation, and engagement at the CDC’s National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media. During this panel I spoke about “engagement” on Twitter – providing different definitions of it and how we at…

AIDS.gov Shares Community News: Coalition for a National AIDS Strategy to Hold Upcoming Webinars

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David Munar, AIDS Foundation of Chicago The Coalition for a National AIDS Strategy will host two upcoming, identical webinars to assist community advocates in learning more about the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) unveiled by President Obama on July 13, 2010. Presenters will highlight key themes of the Strategy, current implementation efforts, and community advocacy needed…

2010 CDC Health Communication, Marketing, and Media Conference Highlights

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Last week in Atlanta I joined nearly 1,000 health communicators at CDC’s 4th Annual National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media. The theme of this year’s conference was “Convergence: Purpose, Programs, & Partners.” From the opening session, to the numerous panels, to the tweet up, to the closing session, the conference emphasized a “forward…

The Coalition for a National AIDS Strategy talks about the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the future

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Last month I spoke with Chris Collins, Vice President of Public Policy at American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) and David Munar, Vice President of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago about their efforts with the Coalition for a National AIDS Strategy . The Coalition was founded in September 2007 and is comprised of over 500…

Data Academy: Providing Training and Technical Assistance around HIV Data to Ryan White Grantees and Program Staff

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JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc. DATAacademy

We’ve talked a lot about the importance of knowing your audiences and their information needs. Our colleagues at the HIV/AIDS Bureau at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HAB/HRSA) provide training and technical assistance (TA) to Ryan White grantees and program staff about how to manage data. In response to feedback and a process to…

Meeting the Need

Kevin Fenton: Health Protection Perspectives

Last week, CDC awarded $42 million to community-based organizations (CBOs) in cities and communities across the nation to support HIV prevention efforts. This funding puts resources directly in the hands of those with cultural knowledge and local perspective—those who have the best chance to reach people who might otherwise not access HIV testing or other…