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A Powerful Minute: Effective Videos

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During our AIDS.gov new media school session today, we discussed the effective use of video in public health communications and viewed a new video produced by the White House as part of the 1 is 2 Many campaign to end violence and sexual assault against women. Our discussion ties back to yesterday’s Black Voices blog post where Ken Williams shared how video has become an…

Black Voices: Home In Story

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Storytelling is a tool for self-expression; a method for transferring information. It is a practice so innate to our human construction that we perform story, naturally, several times daily, without ever pausing to realize that we’ve done it. Just think… how often do we answer everyday questions with story? Ever found yourself wrapped-up in a…

4 Things I Learned about Physicians of Color on Twitter

Alisa M. Hughley, MPH

Author’s Note: During this year’s South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) festival, I facilitated a workshop entitled Minorities in Health Tech: A How-to Workshop (#MinHIT ). I was delighted to learn that this conversation extended beyond the physical space with questions and comments from numerous Twitter users. In total, 87 Twitter users generated 291 tweets containing #MinHIT . The…

HIV/AIDS Basics: A New App for iPad

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Editor’s Note: Since this post was published, the HIV/AIDS Basics app has been made available for Android devices. Download it in the Google Play Store . If you’ve visited AIDS.gov before, you’re likely familiar with the array of HIV/AIDS content found on the site. Time and time again, our analytics and usability testing tell us that…

Storytelling for a Spring Weekend

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This morning, while getting ready for work, I heard an audio storytelling segment on public radio. This piece was about a young woman who was born with HIV . It was an illustration of the power of storytelling through new media. Digital storytelling is the use of new media and technology to share everyday stories. It allows…

Black Voices: Youth are Reigniting the Flame

Anthony Roberts, Jr.

The Young Black Gay Men’s Leadership Initiative (YBGLI)  seeks to change the status quo surrounding the issues that disproportionately affect young Black gay men of color. On April 2-4, 2014 the Initiative held its second Policy & Advocacy Summit (PAS), planned and facilitated by the Organizing Committee (OC) comprised of nine young Black gay men under…

Crowdfunding on Kickstarter and Other Online Platforms

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Community mobilization is a recurring theme when discussing HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention, and activities. HIV/AIDS organizations, including AIDS.gov, rely on the support of the community to help spread HIV/AIDS prevention and care messages. In addition to support for messaging, many nonprofits and community organizations also rely on their community and partnerships for project support and funding….

A Workforce for the Future: Advancing Diversity and Cultural Competency in Health Professions

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The Office of Minority Health invites you to join us and the Health Resources and Services Administration, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and Asian Counseling and Referral Service  for a webinar, “A Workforce for the Future: Advancing Diversity and Cultural Competency in Health Professions.”  Strengthening the nation’s health and human services infrastructure involves addressing…