New Media Discussions at AIDS 2012 Conference

All this week, thought leaders from various sectors of society and from all over the world have descended on Washington DC to discuss next steps in addressing HIV/AIDS at the International AIDS Conference. Covering topics such as clinical science and human rights – this massive event is focused on prevention and eradication of the disease. […]

“Many Shades of Gay” HIV Prevention Campaign Shows Future of Public Health

  In early June the San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF) launched “Many Shades of Gay”, a cross-media prevention campaign with global creative agency ATTIK to encourage gay and bi-sexual men to get tested for HIV.  The campaign orbits around a website – www.manyshadesofgay.org – where “visitors can create and share their own unique avatar to […]

How Better Design Improved Sexual Health in London

Those of us that are sexually active and somewhat responsible have all shared a common experience – the sterile clinic waiting room sprinkled with fading posters full of prevention messages and health tips. There’s usually a TV displaying a movie or daytime talk shows to drown out the collective nervous energy of the patrons waiting […]

Health Justice CT Challenge Winner Announced!

Big news happening. I was fortunate to be part of the selection committee for the Health Justice CT Challenge that got kicked off at the end of 2011. Basically Connecticut is growing leaders and innovators to reshape how health makes an impact in their communities. The purpose of the challenge was to open the idea […]

Smokers Wanted. Lit2Quit: A mobile game for smoking reduction

  If you’ve ever smoked, and tried to quit, chances are you know how much fun quitting, and quit attempts, aren’t. The cravings, the mood swings, the weight gain – ugh! What if quitting smoking was fun instead? Funded by a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Pioneer Program grant, Lit2Quit is a mobile game that aims to help smokers reduce […]