Use of Information Technology for Strengthening Community 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”

Observing National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day through Digital Storytelling and Social Media

The AIDS.gov project discusses the epidemic’s impact on youth on National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (#NYHAAD).

Helping Health Workers Work with Mobile Money

The HealthKeepers Network (HKN) shows how mobile money has changed the way patients make payments in rural communities.

Moving Beyond Organizational Development: Strengthening civil society in Bosnia and Herzegovina

JSI Communications advisor Jane Phelan discusses the importance of strategic planning for civil society organizations’ long-term sustainability.

Positive Spin: New digital storytelling project encourages HIV prevention, testing, and treatment

This post was originally posted from our project AIDS.gov on March 25, 2015. Written by Miguel Gomez, Director, AIDS.gov, and Senior Communications Advisor, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services We are excited to announce the release of Positive Spin, a digital educational tool that uses the power … Continue reading “Positive Spin: New digital storytelling project encourages HIV prevention, testing, and treatment”

Cellular Networks 101

At the February 2015 mHealth Working Group meeting, JSI mHealth Technical Advisor Miquel Sitjar presented an introduction to mobile infrastructure and cellular networks. As mobile approaches to global health are becoming seemingly ubiquitous, it is important to have a working knowledge of the way cellular networks function. This blog post will serve to provide an overview of the components important to the functioning of a cellular network.

Talking to Teens via Text about Quitting Tobacco: The Text 2 Be An Ex (T2BX) program in Rhode Island  

How do you reach teens with anti-tobacco messaging that they will respond to? Jodi Sperber explains the design process for Text 2 Be an Ex, a program that engages teens in two-way conversations about smoking.

Creating the tool is not enough: Implementing and evaluating the Hospital Guide to Reducing Medicaid Readmissions

High rates of avoidable Medicaid readmissions are a particular problem in safety net hospitals, which serve our nation’s most vulnerable, low-income populations. Hospital readmissions are frequent, costly, and can indicate poor quality of care. To date, most policies and best practice research have focused on reducing readmissions among the Medicare population, but recent studies indicate … Continue reading “Creating the tool is not enough: Implementing and evaluating the Hospital Guide to Reducing Medicaid Readmissions”

Using Mobile Technology to Transform Child Survival in Malawi

cStock, a mobile and web-based logistics system designed by SC4CCM, is being used by community health workers in Malawi to track and report inventory of essential medicines and other health commodities for children under five.