News & Events

  • PlayForward: Elm City Stories mentioned in Six Start-Ups Joining Forces with Scientistson Inc.com, August 16, 2013. 
  • PlayForward: Elm City Stories: An Interactive Videogame for HIV Prevention in Early Adolescents, Center for Technology and Behavioral Health 
  • play2PREVENT receives funding from Women's Health Research at Yale Pilot Program (press release), June 20, 2013 to design and create a video game to increase condom use and partner testing in young black women. 
  • play2PREVENT at Google in San Francisco, CA, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWT-CSlVuRA
  • play2PREVENT presented, "Surveys, Metrics, & Instruments: What to Ask to Assess Games and How to Do it?", at the 9th Annual Games for Health Conference in Boston, MA on June 28, 2013.
  • play2PREVENT presented, "Looking Back at PlayForward: A Post-Mortem Panel of Designers, Developers, & Researchers", at the 9th Annual Games for Health Conference in Boston, MA on June 27, 2013
  • play2PREVENT presented, "PlayForward: An iPad Game for HIV Prevention", at the 9th Annual Games for Health Conference in Boston, MA on June 26, 2013.
  • Can Video Games Make Kids Healthier?
  • PlayForward: Elm City Stories wins the Pittsburgh Technology Council's DATA award for the Joystick Category on May 15, 2013
  • play2PREVENT presented, "PLAYING GAMES, SERIOUSLY! The Development and Evaluation of a Serious Game for Risk Reduction and HIV Prevention in Teens", at the Dartmouth Center for Technology and Behavioral Health Visit on May 9, 2013
  • Video games may encourage healthy behavior, Yale News, April 23, 2013
  • PlayForward: Elm City Stories, has been accepted as finalist for the 2013 Design, Art and Technology Awards (DATA), sponsored by the Pittsburgh Technology Council
  • "Electronic Media-Based Health Interventions Promoting Behavior Change in Youth", published in JAMA Pediatrics on April 8, 2013
  • play2PREVENT presented, "A Qualitative Study of Adolescents' Preferences for Message Framing to Promote the Delay of Sexual Initiation", at the Pediatric Academic Societies' Meeting, in Washington, D.C. on  May 4, 2013
  • play2PREVENT presented, "PLAYING GAMES, SERIOUSLY! The Development and Evaluation of a Serious Game for Risk Reduction and HIV Prevention in Teens", at the Digital Health Communication Extravaganza in Orlando, FL on February 21, 2013