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As the health care system increasingly turns to digital strategies and innovations for improving public health, it’s important to understand the effectiveness of these new approaches. Evaluations of online and mobile health interventions are scant, particularly within the sexual health literature. This presentation will use GetCheckedOnline, BC's online testing service for sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections, as a case study to examine ways to assess the impacts of digital public health interventions.
Doors open 5:30. Come have a snack, say hello, get comfortable.
Presentation begins at 6:00PM. There will be time for questions and discussion after, and we'll wrap up at 7:00!
Mark Gilbert: Dr. Mark Gilbert is the Medical Director of Clinical Prevention Services at the BC Centre for Disease Control, and an Associate Clinical Professor in the School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia. Mark has expertise in public health programs and research related to gay men’s health, HIV and STI testing, and online health services.
Devon Haag: Devon is the manager of the BC Online Sexual Health Services Program in Clinical Prevention Services at the BC Centre for Disease Control. She is responsible for the development, implementation and operation of SmartSexResource.com, the BCCDC’s provincial sexual health website, and GetCheckedOnline.com, an online STI/HIV testing service.
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