Free Online Course: Using New Media Strategically in response to HIV

Free Online Course

Using New Media Strategically in response to HIV


John Snow, Inc. and JSI Research & Training Institute – JSI has developed a self-directed, on-demand, online course that introduces social media tools for HIV prevention andhow to develop, monitor, and evaluate a social media strategy.

The course is intended to introduce the most common social media tools and ways that they can be used in response to HIV prevention. The online course also providesguidance on how to develop a social media strategy and ways to monitor and evaluate social media activities.

The course has been created as part of a JSI capacity building assistance project that helps community-based organizations improve the delivery and effectiveness of HIVprevention services for high risk and/or racial/ethnic minority populations.


Tweet Tweet for gaining health knowledge via Twitter

While I’m still skeptical that large numbers of Caribbean people are using the microblogging service, those who do should take advantage of the volume of knowledge available and join the the many online conversations going on about health.!/SoroyaJulian/status/162670107234009088

For the third week now, PAHO’s eHealth (#esac; 7PM EST) team has been hosting weekly “What is Public eHealth?” tweet chats about eHealth, mHealth and various new media approaches to reducing health inequalities across Latin America and the Caribbean.

And coming up on Monday, January 30, at 2PM EST, the director of the  U.S.’s Center’s for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, (@DrFriedenCDC) will host a twitter chat abut cervical cancer. This is timely and relevant because cervical cancer is the 3rd most common cause of cancer in women in the world. research is ongoing to assess the prevalence of cervical cancer in our region. All women are at risk for cervical cancer. And, it is preventable.

So, will you be chatting it up on Twitter?

Got Twitter? Join the #esac chat tonight


The folks over at PAHO’s Public eHealth Innovation and Equity in Latin American and the Caribbean (esac) are hosting their weekly eHealth chat this evening. Join the Twitter conversation to learn how we can harness emerging technologies to reduce health disparities across the region.!/eSACproject/status/159406188021293056




Here’s the agenda for the Global Health Council’s Communications working group meeting:

1:00    Welcome and Introductions
1:10    Get the Message – A Caribbean Text Message    Advocacy Campaign
Soren Nielsen, Communications Consultant,Get the Message Campaign
Lessons learned, challenges and results from an NCD-awareness campaign that led to 500,000 text messages across the Caribbean

1:50    New Media Working Group

2:05    Discussion: The Working Group moving forward

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And to learn more about the campaign, visit