ISIS how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height your projects reach For the ends of Being and ideal Grace under such pressures that come with the territory. I love thee to the level of everyday's most quiet need, by sun and candle-light ISIS reveals the truth. I love thee freely, as men strive for Right; I love thee purely, as teens struggle with age. I love thee with a passion put to use upon the health of this nation I love thee with a love I seemed once to have lost Smiles, tears, of all my life! --- ISIS, I love you more each day.
ISIS provides relevant and useful information and services to individuals hoping to better understand the impact of STD's - to learn and become informed about STD's and to seek guidance when an STD is suspected. ISIS is familiar with a variety of communication tools that reach into the population of individuals most likely to be afflicted by STD's. They have focused their work on youth but have also provided services that have helped a broad range of individuals affected by STD's. They know what they are doing and are courageous in tackling a topic so few are willing to address in the US - Sex! Yay for ISIS
How can I say this with out spending to much time with the key board. "ISIS was and is AWESOME to be a part of!" The experience of working with Deb and the ISIS crew has brought me closer to the community I am living in. Being a Gay man I am aware of the circumstances with which we enter and expose ourselves to but, ISIS allowed me to see a different side of the equation when it comes to sexually transmitted diseases. From helping with an HIV study, to being involved with teen communication on the subject of sex and risk, ISIS is reaches out in areas that are greatly needed and largely ignored because of fear or ignorance. Keep it up Deb you, ISIS and your staff are making amazing strides in the "act" of communication regarding sexual behavior between people, not just teens or gay men.
I first heard about ISIS while looking for resources for sexuality professionals interested in learning more about technology. I attended and presented at their first conference and was blown away not only by the quality of speakers and attendees, but by the diverse group they attracted, on both sides of the registration tables. ISIS has an ability to engage youth and professionals serving youth without ever talking down to either group, and without ever minimizing the importance of either groups voice. They understand what is exciting and useful about using technology for health interventions, but equally understand that it's human interactions and relationships that give life to most tech interventions.
I am continually amazed by this organization. The ingenuity and dedication of the incredible staff has given rise to a wide array of impressive, effective, widely used projects. It is extraordinary that such a small staff can produce so much- the annual conference on technology and sexual health; the inSPOT website for partner notification, STD information, and locating clinics; appointment and prescription reminders through text messaging; websites for public health clinics; and lots more... I am truly in awe of these highly creative, dynamic folks.
Technology is re-shaping people's relationships and creating communities. Understanding applications for technology in health promotion is essential for groups interested in promoting healthy behaviors, especially in these lean economic times. ISIS is the bridge that can adeptly guide youth, men who have sex with men, health departments, researchers, and companies on efficiently and appropriately using technology to promote sexual health.
ISIS Inc is an incredible organization. Small and powerful, they tackle taboo subjects such as young people's sexual health with professionalism, grace, and honesty. They have excellent relationships with community stakeholders, including youth and MSM, as well as CBOs, health departments and national funders.
ISIS is a unique organization that is using cutting edge technology to communicate with you and other at-risk groups about potentially taboo topics. They are raising awareness and educating the communities in which they work. Everyone that I worked with was extremely talented and passionate about the work they are doing and were very receptive to the ideas generated by our volunteer team.