Alert: NYC Board of Health Approves Soda Ban

  A little bit of breaking news here folks – Just a few minutes ago the New York City Health Department just approved the ban on large soda. Here is a recap of the soda ban post we had up earlier in the summer to refresh your memory on the issue (thanks again Megan!) So […]

FastForward Health Film Project Needs Your Support!

Hey folks! First of all, I want to thank each of you for connecting with Pulse + Signal and reading about issues, perspectives and people moving public health forward through innovation. Over the next few months there will be some changes that I think you all will enjoy when it comes to content here as […]

“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 – – where “visitors can create and share their own unique avatar to […]

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 , the blog of the University of Maryland Wellness Initiative, and Student Health 101, an online student health magazine. Natasha’s interests […]

Call for Abstracts: 6th Annual National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media

When: August 7 – 9, 2012 | Where: Atlanta, Georgia CDC | National Public Health Information Coalition | SAMHSA Abstract Deadline: March 27th This year I’ve had the fortunate opportunity to again join the planning committee for one of the top events around health communications and marketing (the other being the recently launched DHCX). After […]