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AIDS.gov Redesigned Using Responsive Design

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We here at AIDS.gov are proud to formally announce that our site has been relaunched and redesigned using responsive design. Responsive web design is a next-generation web development method of designing content so that it works well on both a laptop screen and a smartphone, automatically adjusting its size to fit the screen. Since smartphones,…

AIDS.gov: Anytime, Anywhere, on Any Device

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The internet has changed and continues to change how the American public receives information and interacts with the government.  At AIDS.gov we are constantly adapting to the changing environment so we can use the most appropriate technology available to reach our diverse audiences. Recently, the federal government ushered us into this new era with the…

Top Government Leaders Explore the New Digital Government Strategy

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Digital Government Strategy

On May 24th, U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, and a panel of government executives explored the challenges and opportunities associated with the new Digital Government Strategy entitled “Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People” . The event was organized by the American…

Content Syndication: Amplifying Our Message

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Susan Robinson, MS

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…

Announcing the Leading Health Indicators Apps Challenge

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Today, at the 138th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA), Dr. Howard Koh, our Assistant Secretary for Health, and I joined a distinguished group of health leaders for a discussion about the new “Leading Health Indicators” for Healthy People 2020 – a set of 12 categories that capture 26 key measures of…

Mobile Internet Use Surpassing Desktop Internet Use by 2014

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Seems like everything these days is mobile. According to the Pew Internet & American Life Project, “mobile internet refers to online access that occurs wirelessly using a handheld device or laptop computer. If home broadband is an “always on” connection, then mobile may be characterized as ‘always present’ for users.” Studies have projected that mobile…

Reducing the Number of Federal Websites

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On June 13, 2011, President Obama launched the Campaign to Cut Waste, calling on federal agencies to target wasteful spending, improve government effectiveness, and help guide visitors to information. There are almost 2,000 separate “domains” (see the bottom of this page for a definition) across the federal government, and many more websites buried under those…

Start Your HIV Prevention Planning for Adolescent Health with the New School Year

How young people learn about health issues

Don’t wait till spring! The beginning of a new school year presents a great opportunity to start thinking about integrating HIV prevention programming into young people’s lives. While youth as a whole are not overrepresented among HIV positive communities, adolescents are particularly vulnerable to disease transmission due to their risk-taking stage of life. Currently, each…