Celebrating ALL SAINTS DAY – NOV 1

All Saints' Day (also known as All Hallows, Solemnity of All Saints, or The Feast of All Saints) is a solemnity celebrated on 1 November by parts of Western Christianity, and on the first Sunday after Pentecost in Eastern Christianity, in honor of all the saints, known and unknown. All Saints' Day is the second day of Hallowmas, and begins at sunrise on the 1st of November and finishes at sundown on the 1st of November. It is the day before All Souls' Day. In Western Christian … [Read more...]

Grant Funding Application for HIV Prevention in Digital Media, apply today!

We know that using new media can help HIV/AIDS service organizations extend the reach of their programs and messaging. At the same time, new media is helping to advance the goals of the Digital Government Strategy (DGS), which calls on us “to ask ourselves every day, how are we using technology to make a real difference in people’s lives”? In order to use new media effectively, organizations need to develop communications plans to guide their efforts. To support that critical planning … [Read more...]

Aids.gov, 5 YEARS, 900 BLOG POSTS, 1 MILLION PAGE VIEWS

5 YEARS, 900 BLOG POSTS, 1 MILLION PAGE VIEWS Five years ago today, we launched this blog with the intent of reaching audiences with information on how to use new media. In 2009, we extended our content to include Federal policies and resources. Today our blog continues to address these topics and more. While we have seen many new online communication platforms emerge over the past five years, we feel that blogs are still relevant, as they continue to help us reach our audiences. Our … [Read more...]

CDC Launches HIV Prevention Planning (ECHPP) Web Page

  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently launched a new web page providing details about the Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning (ECHPP) Project, which is a cornerstone of the larger HHS-wide 12 Cities Project. The new page provides information on the three-year demonstration project funded by CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) for the 12 municipalities with the highest number of people living with AIDS in the United States. Executive summaries of the … [Read more...]

FY11 Awards Made Under the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund

  In a post last month, Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, provided an overview of the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) and highlighted the changes that were made this year to bring it into better alignment with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and recommendations from a recent program evaluation. As promised, today we are providing information on the activities supported by the FY2011 Secretary’s MAI Fund. Deliberate, … [Read more...]

National HIV/AIDS Strategy – The AETC Network Responds

The AETC Network Responds to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy AIDS Education and Training Centers The AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC ) are working in a number of ways to support the goals set out in the President’s National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The AETC Program, administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau with funds from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, currently consists of a network of 11 Regional AETCs and five National AETCs . … [Read more...]

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