4057.0 mHealth promotion

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Mobile technology has now diffused widely through the US population and almost every country throughout the world. Emerging research and intervention evaluations suggests that this platform offers great potential for public health education, communication, and promotion. This session will explore the potential benefits of incorporating mobile technology into health promotion interventions and presents overviews and results from studies and programs using mobile for community-based health promotion and disease prevention in the US and in developing countries.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss the benefits of using mobile technology as a platform for health promotion. 2. Identify diverse settings where mHealth can be effective for engaging diverse populations. 3. Analyze strategies for evaluating mHealth projects and interventions
Jay M. Bernhardt, PhD, MPH

MHealth Promotion at the CDC
Ann Aikin, MA and Holli Hitt Seitz, MPH
MHealth for measuring and controlling substance abuse
Jay M. Bernhardt, PhD, MPH and Stuart Usdan, PhD

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion