Resources and references
Our publications and presentations with abstracts
- Karasz H, Eiden A, & Bogan S. Text Messaging to Communicate with Public Health Audiences: How the HIPAA Security Rule Impacts Practice. American Journal of Public Health (Feb/March, 2013).
- Karasz, H., & Bogan, S. Txt 2 Improve Health: Public Health – Seattle & King County's SMS Texting Initiative. NACCHO Exchange (Winter, 2013).
- Karasz H, Bogan S. Investing in a text messaging system: a comparison of three solutions. Northwest Public Health. Spring/Summer 2012;29(1):20-21.
- Karasz, H., & Bogan, S. (2011). What 2 know b4 u text: Short Message Service options for local health departments. Washington State Journal of Public Health Practice 4(1), 20.
- Li-Vollmer M (2011). Can u txt me now? Text Messaging to the Deaf for Emergencies. NACCHO Preparedness Brief, 55 (February/March).
- Offenbecher, W (2012). What Community Members Want from Public Health Text Messages. NACCHO Preparedness Brief (January).
- Karasz, H., Li-Vollmer, M., Bogan, S., & Offenbecher W. Targeting young adult texters for public health emergency messages: A Q-study of uses and gratifications. In R. Ahmed & B. Bates (Eds) Health Communication in Media Contexts (2011 scheduled date).
Calls with health departments
As our research progresses, we continue to gather information, share lessons learned and serve as a resource on mobile emergency communication for other health departments and interested parties across the country. We convened a group of interested individuals, many working in emergency preparedness departments at local and state public health, to share information about mobile health strategies. We will continue to organize and facilitate these calls to accomplish this goal. If you are interested in joining the calls, please email Sharon Bogan at email@example.com.
External resourcesWhat's new in mobile health?
- How a text messaging program helped smokers trying to quit. Neil Wagner (2011) The Atlantic.
- Texting 4 Health @ Stanford University: Resource Directory
This directory provides information about SMS-based public health campaigns and interventions, journal articles, and blogs about mobile healthcare and other industry related resources.
- PEW Internet & American Life Project
PEW Internet & American Life Project is a non-profit "fact tank" that provides information on issues, attitudes and trends shaping America, including mobile usage and mobile health.
Blogs about mobile health