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Volunteers Needed to Review New Texting Toolkit

NWCPHP is recruiting volunteers to review its newest online toolkit, Texting for Public Health.

Volunteer to review NWCPHP's new online toolkit, Texting for Public Health.

April 9, 2014

As part of a research study, NWCPHP is recruiting volunteers to review its newest online toolkit, Texting for Public Health. If you are interested in being a reviewer, please sign up online by April 15th.

The goal of this study is to learn which features of a text message toolkit are most useful to public health professionals.

Time Commitment

60–90 minutes

Toolkit Description

This online toolkit helps public health organizations explore ways to use text messages to share customized information with thousands of people. This toolkit includes basic information for creating a texting program, including audience research techniques, marketing and messaging strategies, legal and security issues, and program planning steps.

Target Audience

Public health officials and professionals, including public information officers and other communication staff

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the value of text message technology in public health settings
  • Craft text messages for a public health audience
  • Plan a public health text message program
  • Market a public health text message program
  • List legal and security threats to a public health text message program
  • Describe the methods for sending text messages and how the technology works
  • Identify types of text message users in a public health audience

For more information about the study, contact Lindsay.bosslet@kingcounty.gov (206.263.2038) or Hilary.Karasz@kingcounty.gov (206.263.8705). For questions about the toolkit review procedures, contact Sarah Paliulis.

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