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Make Sure New Media is Not a Source of Distracted Driving

Miguel on a phone

Released on: 09/18/2012

There are potential dangers to using mobile devices—especially while driving.

Infographics: Applying Visual Design to Information

Infographic Wordle

Released on: 09/11/2012

With visualization and big data on the rise, infographics have (perhaps not coincidentally) gained popularity in print and online.

"A picture is worth a thousand words": Photo Sharing at AIDS 2012

Let's Stop HIV Together and Facing AIDS at AIDS 2012

Released on: 09/04/2012

In the HIV community, photo sharing campaigns provide a means to mobilize around the HIV epidemic.

Gearing up for Social Media at USCA


Released on: 08/28/2012

It’s been a month since AIDS 2012 and now it’s time for the 2012 United States Conference on AIDS (USCA).

CDC National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media

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Released on: 08/21/2012 attended the 6th Annual CDC National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media in Atlanta, which provides a forum for the discussion and exploration of health communication, marketing and media.

Twitter, and Mobile Technology, Take Off at AIDS 2012

AIDS 2012 badge July 22-27 Washington DC USA

Released on: 08/21/2012

The number of daily tweets peaked at over 20,000 on Monday, the first full day of the conference, which featured many high-profile speakers and sessions. The subjects of the tweets spanned a wide range of topics, with many from institutional and organizational tweeters disseminating information about their activities, research, and perspectives.

The Cloud: Using Web-Based Tools for Collaboration cloud

Released on: 08/07/2012 highlights tools we use to help streamline our communication and document collaboration.

Engaging with Communities of Color Using New Media

Communities of Color Collage

Released on: 07/13/2012

In May hosted its second roundtable discussion on communities of color and new media for our federal partners.

AIDS 2012 and "The State of New Media and HIV"

Ingrid Floyd

Released on: 07/10/2012

Iris House of NY is excited to be attending this year’s AIDS 2012 conference to learn from other countries, NGOs and consumers and to hear what is working and what the remaining challenges are.

Puentes Entre Vecinos: Increasing Knowledge, Dialogue and Representation of Latino/Hispanic and Caribbean Leaders at AIDS 2012

Puente Entre Vecinos Banner

Released on: 07/03/2012

Numerous Latino/Hispanic partners are working to highlight key HIV/AIDS issues impacting Latino/Hispanic communities at the AIDS2012 conference thanks to the work of the National Latino AIDS Action Network (NLAAN). Anytime, Anywhere, on Any Device


Released on: 06/26/2012

We were pleased to see that the Digital Government Strategy listed responsive web design as a new standard or solution for addressing the inevitable changes in technology that will occur.

Historic New Media Call to Action at AIDS 2012

The State of New Media and HIV

Released on: 06/19/2012

At this year’s International AIDS Conference, we will be hosting a satellite session titled 'The State of New Media and HIV.'

Twitter on the Rise

Twitter usage over time

Released on: 06/05/2012

Since’s first tweet in 2008, Twitter has been an important tool for us, helping us to reach a wide audience and have an instant conversation

Stories that Change Behavior

Dr. William Smith at Telling Stories to Fight STIs and HIV/AIDS

Released on: 05/29/2012

AIDS Institute of the New York State Department of Health sponsors workshop to encourage better use of story telling in social media and other digital communications tools.

Digital Storytelling: A Community Tool to End HIV Stigma blog

Released on: 05/15/2012

One example of a tool used to share stories with social media is Storify, a website that gathers tweets, blog posts, online videos, photos, news articles, and more from around the web and places them into a single post, or 'story.'

Tumbling Uphill: Social Blogging Site Tumblr on the Rise

Tumblr sign up

Released on: 05/08/2012

Tumblr is a social blogging site that that allows individual blog posts to be taggable, searchable, followed, “liked” (or “hearted”) and reblogged.

Setting an Example: Do You Text and Drive?

Miguel Gomez, Director

Released on: 05/01/2012

Using mobile technology while driving has particular risks. What is our obligation to encourage responsible use of social media tools?

Do you Text and Drive?


Released on: 04/24/2012

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. At we are committed to promoting the use of new media and the responsible use of new media.

Devices vs. Content: Lessons from SXSW Interactive

South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW)

Released on: 04/17/2012

This year's South by Southwest Interactive(SXSW) trending topic was responsive design.

Announcing the Locator API


Released on: 04/12/2012

We're pleased to announce a more flexible way to access the information found in our HIV/AIDS Service Provider Locator tool (a location-based search tool that allows you to search for testing services, housing providers, health centers and other service providers near your current location).

Open Data in Action: What is an API?


Released on: 04/03/2012

One way that online data can be made more available is through an "application programming interface" or API.

Mobile Opportunity: The Health Resources and Services Administration Experience

HRSA 'Find a Health Center' mobile app.

Released on: 03/27/2012

In 2011, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released their “Find a Health Center” mobile app.