On November 2, 2021, Sabin Vaccine Institute’s Boost Community, the Bay Area Global Health Alliance and the Alliance for Advancing Health Online launched the Insights Dialogue platform, a new site focused on sharing evidence and how-tos with vaccine program implementers, public health communicators, behavior change scientists and other stakeholders. During this live engagement, a panel of experts discussed case studies featured on the Insights Dialogue platform.
GDHF 2021: Insights on the Importance of Trust in Harnessing Social Media for Vaccine Confidence | December 8, 2021
The Bay Area Global Health Alliance and the Sabin Vaccine Institute collaborated, as partners of Advancing Health Online, on a GDHF session that focused on the importance of trust in building vaccine confidence. We highlighted examples of social media’s capacity to impact vaccine confidence and health behaviors — and how trust is a critical component. The discussion was a fireside chat in style, discussing the importance of trust in improving health outcomes on social media, sharing insights and the importance of evidence-based solutions. It was followed by a robust audience Q&A.
On December 9th, the Sabin Vaccine Institute and the Alliance, partners of Advancing Health Online, convened the second Insights Dialogue live engagement. Communications and global health experts shared their experience developing persuasive social media messaging to address vaccine hesitancy using peer-reviewed literature and extensive online testing for greater behavior change impact. The diverse panel (including a representative from UNICEF) shared their strategies, lessons learned through the testing results, and how to apply these results to improve campaigns.
The Sabin Vaccine Institute, the Bay Area Global Health Alliance, and the Alliance for Advancing Health Online explored Social Media Listening for Improved Vaccine Acceptance on February 23rd. During this live virtual engagement, we heard from global health and communications experts who shared their experiences using social media listening to drive programming decisions for improved vaccine uptake, specifically focused on minority and vulnerable populations.
Chatbots are a powerful tool for change. How has artificial intelligence contributed to the global fight against COVID-19 vaccine misinformation? Alliance member Sabin Vaccine Institute, the Bay Area Global Health Alliance, the Alliance for Advancing Health Online, and subject matter experts convened to explore how chatbots have been used to drive vaccine acceptance and demand by providing equitable, tailored and accessible information. This Insights Dialogue event highlighted chatbots providing COVID-19 vaccine information in India, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore and the United States.
CUGH 2022 Satellite Session: Harnessing Social Media and Digital Platforms to Improve Health Outcomes | March 25, 2022
The Bay Area Global Health Alliance and the Sabin Vaccine Institute are collaborating, as partners of the Alliance for Advancing Health Online (AAHO), to elevate what knowledge exists today and how social media can be most effectively harnessed to combat misinformation and disinformation. This CUGH satellite session will include lightning talks from the researchers, as well as fireside chats with leading stakeholders in this space, such as the WHO Tech Task Force, The Rockefeller Foundation’s Mercury Project, Sabin Vaccine Institute, and other AAHO partners like the World Bank and the CDC Foundation.
Sabin Vaccine Institute, the Bay Area Global Health Alliance and the Alliance for Advancing Health Online convened to explore the most effective methods community members can use to influence vaccine confidence through social media. Local voices and personal connections can be powerful influences in driving vaccine confidence in communities. This session shared three approaches to incorporating community voices into social media messaging and discussed best practices for leveraging and amplifying their impact.
The 14th International Rotavirus Symposium will take place March 14-16, 2023 in Bali, Indonesia at the Westin Nusa Dua Hotel. It will bring together interested stakeholders such as Alliance members PATH and Sabin Vaccine Institute to provide an update on new data and relevant research that will inform public health agendas related to prevention of rotavirus gastroenteritis.
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Join Alliance member Sabin Vaccine Institute for the 13th Typhoid & Other Invasive Salmonelloses International Conference held in Kigali, Rwanda. The event brings together researchers, policymakers and advocates to invigorate and coordinate the global response to typhoid and other invasive salmonelloses by advancing the knowledge base through disseminating new data on typhoid and other invasive salmonelloses epidemiology in endemic countries, sharing and promoting best practices and strategies in the implementation of prevention and control methods for typhoid and other invasive salmonelloses, and much more.
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For the first time, the UN General Assembly will convene three High-Level Meetings on ending tuberculosis (TB), delivering universal health coverage (UHC) and strengthening pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response during its 78th session (UNGA 78) in New York in September 2023. To elevate and advocate for global health, the Bay Area Global Health Alliance will be attending UNGA 78, along with Alliance members.
Together with your engagement, the Bay Area Global Health Alliance has had a busy and productive year. Below you will find highlights, which we believe speak to our ability as a community to identify and advance opportunities to promote global health equity and innovation. As always, we welcome your feedback and continued involvement as we work to accelerate our collective health impact around the world.