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Black Voices: Can We Leverage Digital Technology to End the HIV Epidemic?

New Media | June 19, 2014 Read the full post
Meico Whitlock

Barack Obama’s campaign success in 2008 and 2012 was fueled, in part, by harnessing the power of digital technology and social networks. His team weaved rich social data culled from websites such as Twitter and Facebook to build profiles of…

Webinar Invitation—Moving Black MSM along the HIV Care Continuum: Challenges, Opportunities, and Emerging Practices

Ronald Valdiserri

On June 25, 2014, the HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) will host a public webinar to highlight innovative approaches and strategies being implemented by state health departments, clinical providers, researchers, and federal partners in providing HIV care…

Maximizing Community Reach: Social Media Peer Mentors

New Media | June 17, 2014 Read the full post
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For many HIV/AIDS agencies, social media can be an effective tool to build awareness and knowledge, recruit community members to participate in prevention and care programs, promote community events, and increase HIV testing. Nevertheless, simply having a social media presence…

Pride in our Progress

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Cross-posted from SAMHSA Blog

Since Pride Month 2013, much has happened that we can be proud of. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Department of Health and Human Services, and the entire nation have made enormous progress regarding the health and…

Hepatitis C Virus: 25 Years of Progress

Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH

Editor’s note: We encourage our readers to watch the informative sessions described in Dr. Mermin’s post below. Twenty-five years ago, on April 21, hepatitis C virus (HCV) was recognized as a distinct virus by the journal Science. Since that time,…

To Read or Not to Read?

New Media | June 12, 2014 Read the full post
Anthony Roberts, Jr.

According to the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project , 73% of African American internet users report using a social networking site of some kind . If you are trying to reach the Black MSM community online, these tools can…

2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results Released Today

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Results from the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) were released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This survey is conducted every two years among a nationally representative sample of high school students. More than 13,000…

CMS Announces Opportunity to Apply for Navigator Grants in Federally-facilitated and State Partnership Marketplaces

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Cross-posted from CMS Newsroom

“Navigator” program will continue to help consumers understand health coverage options as they enroll in coverage The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced the availability of funding, totaling $60 million, to support Navigators in Federally-facilitated and State Partnership…