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.
JSI Communications advisor Jane Phelan discusses the importance of strategic planning for civil society organizations’ long-term sustainability.
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”
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.
Through the Positive Spin project, AIDS.gov will use the power of digital storytelling to raise awareness about the HIV continuum of care.
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.
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”