What HIV Vaccine Preparedness Teaches us about COVID Vaccine Distribution

I recently found a 1995 presentation with findings from my doctoral dissertation that are highly pertinent to COVID Vaccine trials. The study included anonymized interviews and surveys with the first high risk (#vulnerable) HIV vaccine efficacy trial participants. No space here to share the results but I thought readers would find the questions of interest:–Motivations for joining the trial (altruism,…

Conference Report: Digital Skills: A Hidden ‘Super’ Social Determinant of Health

Originally published at iaphs.org The “Digital Skills and Connectivity as Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)” panel at the IAPHS conference in October 2018 represented an unprecedented reach across sectors to shed light on a hidden SDOH. Dr. Chris Gibbons from the  FCCs Connect2Health Task Force shared that the “future of the nation’s health is fundamentally premised on the widespread availability and accessibility…

Did One Good Map Bring Low Cost Internet to Thousands of Low Income Cleveland Residents?

Readers of the Health Data Matters Blog know that I’ve been advocating for recognition of high speed internet access as a social determinant of health. Readers also know we believe that well constructed data visualizations can be very compelling. Well, our colleagues at Connect Your Community 2.0 (CYC) and the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) just made this point for…

The FCC Learns About HealthDataMatters.org!

I had the privilege of helping to organize a visit to Cleveland by the Federal Communication Commission’s Connect2Health Task Force earlier this week. The Task Force’s “Beyond the Beltway Series” is an opportunity for FCC Commissioners to understand and promote the “transformative power of broadband technologies and next-generation communications services to improve access to health care services regardless of geography, time, distance…