Using Social Media and Mobile Technology as Essential Tools in Achieving Retention in Care and Viral Suppression to End the HIV Epidemic

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm EDT
Technical Assistance Provider Innovation Network (TAP-In)

Implementing strategies to engage hard-to-reach youth and young adults often involves the innovative use of social media and related technologies. This online TA event will highlight the products and best practices from HRSA’s Social Media/Mobile Technology Initiative that focused on underserved and under-insured young people with HIV who were not virally suppressed.

We’ll provide an in-depth look at 3 of the 10 funded projects, sharing knowledge of challenges to using Social Media and successful approaches. We'll also describe how you can get training and technical assistance if you are considering implementing social media and mobile technologies to improve HIV care outcomes in your jurisdiction.

This online TA event is the latest in a series for Ending the HIV Epidemic jurisdictions, convened by TAP-in, the HRSA-funded Technical Assistance Provider supporting the EHE jurisdictions. 

Learn more about TAP-in


  • Moderator: Tom Donohoe, Professor of Family Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, TAP-in faculty
  • Ronald Brooks, PhD, Assistant Professor in Family Medicine at UCLA, TAP-in faculty
  • Dallas Swendeman, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor in Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA, TAP-in faculty 
  • Jen Smith, LISW-S, Positive Peers- Metro Health  
  • Cedrick Taylor, Positive Peers- Metro Health
  • Mark Thompson, MPH, Why GetIt? - New York AIDS Institute 
  • Beatriz Aladin, MD, MPA, Why GetIt? - New York AIDS Institute
  • Amanda Tanner, PhD, weCare - Wake Forest 
  • Jorge Alonzo, JD, weCare - Wake Forest
  • William Murphy, Project Director of TAP-in, CAI

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