HHS announces Text4Health task force recommendations and global partnership:

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  • Posted: September 19, 2011
NCI Press Office


Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new recommendations to support health text messaging and mobile health (mHealth) programs. The department has been actively exploring means to capitalize on the rapid proliferation of mobile phone technology and platforms, such as text messaging, to develop programs and/or partnerships with the overall aim of improving public health outcomes.  The potential to provide citizens with an expansive level of access to health resources can help HHS achieve its goal of a healthier nation and help individuals and families get critical information that can improve -- and even save -- their lives…. The full HHS Text4Health Task Force recommendations are available for public comment at http://www.hhs.gov/open.

Click here to read the full HHS release: http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2011pres/09/20110919a.html