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Public Health - Seattle & King County

SMS Text Messaging for Public Health Communication

Emergency Communication, Health Promotion, and Beyond
Texting toolkits:

Meet them where they text: A guide for implementing a texting-for-health program through school-based health centers
The goal of this guide is to provide you with the information you need to get a texting program started at your school. We've thought about the common limits on resources that school-based health centers might have, including staffing and budget, to come up with a program that is easy and cheap to run.

Texting for Public Health: Emergency Communication, Health Promotion, and Beyond
We present our on-the-ground work and research in text messaging to teach the essential components for developing a texting program for public health organizations that want to send timely, personalized messages to promote and protect health. This toolkit was built in partnership with the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice.


Explore our topics:

Plus bullet Why text for Public Health?

Plus bullet How do we get people to opt-in?

Plus bullet Logistics, costs and vendors

Plus bullet What are the legal implications?

Plus bullet Pilot projects

Plus bullet About us

Plus bullet Resources and references

Researchers at Public Health — Seattle & King County are exploring these topics through a grant funded by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and in collaboration with the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice.