Trained individuals with their own personal experience with addiction or mental illness acting as Peer Recovery Specialists (PRS) can be immensely helpful to those navigating the challenges of recovery for the first time. Learn how JSI developed an outcomes tracking system to document their effectiveness in Rhode Island.
AIDS.gov offers tips on hosting webinars.
Learn from the successful strategies used to help passed the sugary drink tax in Berkeley, CA in 2015. Nine recommendations that can be used to effect other community-wide health improvements.
Where teens live, learn, work, and play influence their sexual decision making and risk of teen pregnancy. Many teens live in communities where unemployment may be high, violence and substance use present, and housing conditions poor. However, there are also protective factors, such as goal-setting, family, friends, school, and resources designed to empower teens. Parents, schools, youth serving providers, community members, and teens themselves all play a role in promoting healthy teen decision making and preventing teen pregnancy.
To recognize National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAD) on September 18, AIDS.gov is sharing facts and digital resources to highlight opportunities to reach out to older adults.
Globally and across every sector, development and growth is increasingly linked to cellular technology and mobile infrastructure. JSI’s Alison Soulders provides an overview of how cellular networks have evolved over the last 30 years.
The crucial role of routine health information systems in improving health service delivery cannot be overstated. As we look to new era of the sustainable development goals, having reliable, routine data will be critical to understanding where gaps in coverage, access, or equity exist and can be improved with the right investments. Across … Continue reading “The Time is Now for Improving Routine Health Information Systems”
In the post-MDG era, reaching all populations is increasingly recognized as central to achieving sustainable development. Community-based health services will gain prominence as part of countries’ efforts to address health service issues such as equity, inclusiveness, and systematic and broad coverage. As part of these efforts, countries will have to put more attention to … Continue reading “Use of Information Technology for Strengthening Community Health Information Systems”
The AIDS.gov project discusses the epidemic’s impact on youth on National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (#NYHAAD).
The HealthKeepers Network (HKN) shows how mobile money has changed the way patients make payments in rural communities.