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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

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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…

Today is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD)

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Today is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD). This observance brings together young leaders, national community partners and many other organizations and individual nation-wide to foster a better response to the HIV epidemic. The national lead for NYHAAD is Advocates for Youth A simple way for all of us to help observe NYHAAD…

Federal Perspectives on Reaching our Audiences with New Media Tools in 2014

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AIDS.gov convenes and is guided by the Federal HIV/AIDS Web Council. The Council includes web/new media leads, subject matter experts, and communication leads representing HIV programs across the U.S. Government. Together we use new media to promote Federal programs, policies and resources related to HIV. In March, members heard from four key Federal leaders about…

Moving from Coverage to Care: Next Steps in Prevention

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Please join: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Health Resources and Services Administration Bureau of Primary Health Care (HRSA BPHC)  Office of Minority Health (OMH) “I’m covered. What happens now?” For organizations that have been working to get uninsured Americans – including millions of racial and ethnic minorities – into affordable health coverage, the…

Read All About It – On Social Media?

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At AIDS.gov, we utilize our accounts on Facebook , Twitter , and Instagram  to share important HIV/AIDS updates. In addition to our blog, social media is where we engage our readers and provide the latest news from federal agencies on HIV and viral hepatitis. Social media is becoming a place where internet users not only connect with friends and…