Friday, March 1, 2013

Welcome to 'CHeTARE Tech Tips'

Website: CHeTARE Project

Welcome to 'CHeTARE Tech Tips', a blog designed to complement the ­­“conversations” within Community Health Technology Awareness Resource Exchange (CHeTARE) Project and Community HIV/AIDS Resource Exchange (CHARE) Project. It is hoped that this blog will help to increase the understanding of social media platforms and relevant applications within public and community health.

Website: CHARE Project
Since 2009, our interest has been centered on the integration of social media and virtual world platforms within HIV/AIDS service organizations. In 2010, CHARE Project was established to provide capacity building through social media and virtual worlds to enhance access and linkage to HIV/AIDS information and resources. In the process, it was revealed that additional technical assistance and usability training would be needed to ensure the effective use of social media and virtual world platforms.

Facebook Page: CHeTARE Project
In 2012, CHeTARE Project was created as a companion program providing technical assistance and training. While capacity building is the overall goal for both programs, the objectives of CHARE Project and CHeTARE Project are different. The primary objective of CHARE Project is to enhance access and delivery of information and resources pertaining to HIV prevention, AIDS awareness, HIV/AIDS stigma, HIV testing and related health disparities. The preferred channels to reach this objective are social media and virtual world platforms. The objective of CHeTARE Project is to increase the basic understanding of social media platforms and relevant applications within public and community health. The preferred channels to reach this objective are technical assistance and training pertaining to social media and virtual worlds. CHeTARE Project was officially launched on February 22, 2013.
You are invited to bookmark this blog, "CHETARE Tech Tips" and share your experiences with social media and virtual worlds in public and community health.  If you have a health and/or technology related blog, please feel free to share the link here.



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 Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits by Mansfie (Google Affiliate Ad) 

The Networked Nonprofit: Connecting with Social Media to Drive Change (Google Affiliate Ad)

Social Media Directory: The Ultimate Guide to Facebook, Twitter, and L (Google Affiliate Ad)

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