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Social Determinants of Health

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This post covers a KEY ISSUE: this topic could impact the future of HIV/AIDS policy. An emerging topic in public health promotion is the concept of “social determinants of health.” This concept focuses on the social, economic, and environmental factors…

Using New Media to Reach Women and Girls for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

New Media | March 10, 2009 Read the full post
March 10 National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Today, March 10, is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD). Women account for more than one quarter of all new HIV/AIDS diagnoses in the U.S., and most are infected with HIV through heterosexual contact. Women of color are…

A Blueprint for Change: 3rd National Leadership Summit on Eliminating Racial & Ethnic Disparities in Health

New Media | March 3, 2009 Read the full post
February 25-27, 2009: Third National Leadership Summit - A blueprint for change

Last week, we attended the Office of Minority Health’s (OMH) Third National Leadership Summit on Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health, this year’s largest gathering of public health professionals working to reduce health disparities. We were thrilled that OMH…

New Media Presentation at Office of Minority Health Leadership Summit

New Media | February 26, 2009 Read the full post
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This week is the Office of Minority Health’s Third Leadership Summit on Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health. AIDS.gov gave a pre-summit workshop (more details to come on Tuesday about that) and a presentation about innovative strategies for public…

Text Messaging for HIV Appointment and Medication Reminders – Part IV

New Media | February 24, 2009 Read the full post
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This week, we’re concluding our four-part series on texting appointment and medication reminders. After talking about why, how, and costs, today’s post addresses privacy. Howard Brown Health Center What are some of the potential privacy concerns around texting appointment and…

Text Messaging for HIV Appointment and Medication Reminders – Part III

New Media | February 17, 2009 Read the full post
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In addition to why and how an organization might set up texting reminders, we’re often asked about the cost. In tight economic times, this is a significant concern for many organizations. Can the cost of text messaging reminders ultimately save…

Text Messaging for HIV Appointment and Medication Reminders – Part II

New Media | February 10, 2009 Read the full post
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This week, we return to our series on using text messaging for HIV appointment and medication reminders. We are dedicating four posts to this topic, which often comes up in conversations between Miguel Gomez, AIDS.gov’s Director, and AIDS service providers….

Promoting Routine HIV Testing For National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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During the week leading up to National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day , we reinforce the Federal recommendations for routine HIV testing in healthcare settings. Here’s what the CDC’s Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in…