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In Memoriam: C. Everett Koop

Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop

The public health world, especially those of us who work in the HIV/AIDS arena, mourn the passing of former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop. Surgeon General Koop was an inspirational public health leader and a voice for frank and open…

mHealth for Youth, via Google Hangout on Air

New Media | February 26, 2013 Read the full post
ISIS Google Hangout

In today’s blog post, we provide an overview of Google+ Hangouts on Air and then dive into an example by looking at last week’s “mHealth for Youth: Text Messaging Beyond the Basics” Hangout sponsored by ISIS. First things first: What…

Health 2.0: Digital Technology in Clinical Care

New Media | February 25, 2013 Read the full post
Digital Health 2013

On Friday, March 22, 2013, the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, and the New York Academy of Sciences, will present a one-day conference Health 2.0: Digital Technology in Clinical Care to discuss…

SAMHSA Announces New Funding Announcement for Rapid Hepatitis C Screening in Drug Treatment Programs

Ronald Valdiserri

Last week, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) announced a new $1 million funding opportunity that supports rapid hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening and referral to care in non profit opioid…

Monday White House Live Stream Townhall: The Affordable Care Act and the African American Community

White House

On Monday, February 25, 2013 the White House will hold a Townhall discussion, “Looking Ahead to 2014: How the Affordable Care Act Benefits the African American Community.”  The event will begin at 9:00 am with opening remarks, followed by two…

CROI Begins March 3 in Atlanta and Online

Research | February 22, 2013 Read the full post
CROI 2013

The 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI ) begins in just over a week in Atlanta, Georgia. This annual scientific meeting of the world’s leading researchers working to understand, prevent, and treat HIV/AIDS and its complications provides a vital…

Social Networking in 2012

New Media | February 19, 2013 Read the full post
Pew SNS Age Over Time

Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project is an increasingly valuable resource to our work at AIDS.gov. Pew has been conducting surveys related to social media since 2005. Last week, Pew released data on the demographics of social network…

Get “In the Know” on Social Media

New Media | February 15, 2013 Read the full post
CDCNPIN In the Know

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Prevention Information Network (CDC NPIN) is pleased to announce an upcoming webcast series starting Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 2 PM EST, titled, “In the Know: Social Media for Public Health.” Each webcast will…