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Highlights – Pew Research Report: Mobile Messaging and Social Media 2015

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AIDS.gov continually monitors digital research and tools that can improve the way we share health information. Today we present highlights from the Pew Mobile Messaging and Social Media 2015 Report about how different demographics are using social media platforms.We hope this will help inform your communications planning efforts and help you engage with your audiences…

AIDSinfo Releases New Edition of HIV/AIDS Glossary Featuring the Addition of Images

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AIDSinfo, a service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, offers access to many Federal HIV-related resources, including the AIDSinfo Glossary of HIV/AIDS-Related Terms, a guide to help people understand the complex terminology of HIV/AIDS. The glossary includes definitions in English and Spanish for more than 700 HIV/AIDS-related terms. The latest edition of…

NEW! White House Digital Initiative: “Letters to President Obama”

A letter from Natoma Canfield, an Ohio woman lacking health insurance, hangs on the wall in the hall between the Oval Office and the President Barack Obama's Private Office in the West Wing, June 28, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Editor’s Note: The White House has launched a new storytelling initiative on Tumblr, a micro-blogging platform and social networking website, to support efforts to post multimedia and other content on the web (see below). We encourage you to learn more about digital tools by signing up for Virtual Office Hours. Today, the White House is launching…

Why it’s time for the government to be part of the public conversation about health and health care

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Editor’s Note: Susannah Fox is the Chief Technology Officer of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). She advises AIDS.gov on digital strategies. We encourage you to read her blog and follow her on Twitter: @SusannahFox . The public conversation about health and health care can be fast-paced and free-wheeling — words not often associated…

Be a Part of the NIH Digital Summit on October 19th

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Have you heard? You can join the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Digital Summit on October 19th. The free, day-long event will highlight “how digital is being used by government agencies, clinicians, [caregivers], scientists, patients, and the public to communicate information on health and science.”   Digital tools and technology are changing rapidly. At AIDS.gov, we…

Is It Time to Try Medium? New Federal-Friendly Terms of Service

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AIDS.gov works to share information on the wide range of digital tools. The following post is by our Federal colleagues at DigitalGov. What is Medium? Good question. Is it a publishing platform , a social network , a distribution channel , a 21st century version of the op-ed page , or something else ? With a continuously evolving feature-set, Medium…

Three Tips for Redesigning a Website for the HIV and Hepatitis Communities

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Earlier this year, the National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors  (NASTAD) launched a new website  to enhance our communication with state health department staff who implement HIV and hepatitis programs in the United States. The website redesign is one outcome of our work to develop a communications strategy that is responsive to the…

Learning Social Media Basics to improve #ACA outreach

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The Partner Relations Group (PRG), in the Office of Communications at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), helps to communicate messages with national partners on a variety of CMS initiatives, including the Health Insurance Marketplace. At the end of open enrollment for 2015, 11.7 million  people had signed up for health care coverage…