Why #APHA2016 is a Great Place for Social Media Conversations

APHA 2016, the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting, brings together over 12,000 people from the U.S. and around the world for conversations about public health initiatives. For the AIDS.gov team, those conversations also present an opportunity to highlight the ways in which digital tools can help our public health colleagues amplify their work and extend their reach, as well as, find new partners in the HIV response—especially for communities of color.

Yes, “Place Matters,” But How Do We Move Forward?

The theme of the 2014 American Public Health Association meeting was “Healthography: How where you live affects your health and well-being.” Fresh from the conference, JSI’s Stewart Landers discusses how health equity across neighborhoods and geographic subdivisions can be achieved.

At APHA, a Reminder of Best Practice in Poster Design

Blogging from the American Public Health Association meeting in New Orleans, Jay Heavner, Director of Communications for JSI/Washington, D.C., offers tips on how to create engaging technical poster presentations for conferences.

JSI @ APHA 2013: Sharing knowledge and experience in the field of environmental health

Terry Greene, Senior Environmental Health Associate at JSI, shares the highlights of her day attending presentations addressing environmental health issues at APHA 2013.

JSI @ APHA 2013: Addressing social determinants of health in teen pregnancy prevention

This year’s APHA conference has provided me and my colleagues with an exciting opportunity to share our work in examining and addressing social determinants of health as they relate to teen pregnancy here in the United States.

JSI @ APHA 2013: CHWs work community by community to make a big difference in child health

It was great to see a number of sessions at APHA dedicated to the work of community health workers to improve access to services and treatment, specifically for infants and children.

JSI @ APHA 2013: Local Research, Global Impact

Writing from the 2013 APHA conference, JSI’s Alexis D’Agostino shares findings from some of the research and analysis done by the SPRING project on Iron-Folic Acid supplementation programs.

Social Media lounges – the place for relaxed learning

Similar to Project Listen, we recognize that when it comes to social media, many people are simply unfamiliar. It can seem overwhelming at first, and if they haven’t used it in their personal life, they often are not quite sure where to start. The lounge is a model for how we provide technical assistance; as with other new experiences, sometimes people just need safe place to ask questions.