In the fast-paced world of social media, video content continues to grow in popularity and we continue to see video functionality roll out across platforms. Recently, Facebook officially launched Facebook Stories, which are short, 20-second videos and photos that disappear after 24 hours. Although they’re gone in a flash, using tools like Stories in your organization’s social media may be a good way to get, and keep your audience’s attention; and many in our target audiences find them helpful.
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.
On October 15, many communities will mark National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD), a day to recognize the significant impact of HIV on Latino individuals and to encourage HIV testing and care.
Several sessions this year focused on what works in HIV prevention for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth of color. One approach to engaging these disproportionately affected youth is to use community mobilization, or outreach to, and collaboration with, different community stakeholders.
Over the years, we’ve learned a lot about managing production and handling the challenges of coordinating filming, editing, and posting videos across distances and time zones. But we always enjoy a new challenge, so we were excited when Facebook announced the public release of Facebook Live last Spring, which records videos and posts them to the site in real time. Needless to say, we’ve learned a lot from our first 20 Facebook Live videos. Here are the 6 P’s of what we’ve learned so far.
In honor of National HIV Testing day, JSI-directed project, AIDS.gov, shares some digital tools that can support people and organizations with their HIV outreach and messaging.
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.
Positive Spin is a digital storytelling project produced by AIDS.gov which shares the real experiences of five men living with HIV as they navigate the continuum of care.
The AIDS.gov project discusses the epidemic’s impact on youth on National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (#NYHAAD).