“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 […]

NYC Soda Ban Debate: Half Empty or Half Full?

The following is a guest post from Megan Yarbrough, Public Health Policy Campaign Manager at Rescue Social Change Group in Alexandria, VA. These views are her own. Last week, Mayor Bloomberg announced a plan to limit the sale of sugary drinks in New York City’s restaurants, delis, movie theaters, and street carts – basically any […]

Power of Prevention: Investing in Colorado’s Health

The following guest post is written by Bob Mook, Editorial Manager at the Colorado Health Foundation. This post comes particularly at a useful time when the Institute of Medicine recently came out with a report on the need for better funding for public health. If you read Pulse + Signal regularly, you already know about […]

2012 National Health Promotion Summit: Prevention. Promotion. Progress

The following is a guest post from Natasha Paleau on the recent National Health Promotion Summit in Washington DC. Natasha is a first-year graduate student at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. She writes regularly for umwellness.wordpress.com , the blog of the University of Maryland Wellness Initiative, and Student Health 101, an online student health magazine. Natasha’s interests […]

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 […]