Seizing the Mobile Opportunity: The Health Resources and Services Administration Experience


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HRSA Find a Health Center Mobile App

Have you or your clients used your phone to find a community health center? Did you know there’s an app for that? In 2011, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released their “Find a Health Center”  mobile app. Simply type in a ZIP code or select “my current location” and click the ‘Find Centers’…

mHealth Innovation and Developers Challenges

Mobile phones and devices are becoming increasingly integral to everything we do – banking, shopping, navigating, and learning have all gone mobile. With the rise of mobile tech, there is awesome opportunity to focus the attention of developers on health needs that can be addressed with mobile!  Last July, HHS CTO Todd Park announced the…

The Mobile Opportunity

The mobile revolution is upon us. Not only do the American people go online to pay bills, buy tickets and stay connected to their friends, but they are also adopting smart mobile technology at an incredible rate. This is changing the way we interact, the way we consume and the way we work. To fundamentally change the…

Be Safe – Mobile!

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Earlier this week, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), an independent federal agency charged with promoting transportation safety, voted unanimously to recommend a nationwide ban on the nonemergency use of portable electronic devices (other than those designed to support the driving task) for all drivers. Specifically, the NTSB has called on all states and the District…

Recapping the 2011 mHealth Conference

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The 3rd Annual mHealth Summit took place from December 6-8 at the Gaylord Convention Center near Washington, DC. The summit presented by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health brings together developers, health care professionals,  and government officials to talk about the science and the promise of mobile health technologies. Secretary of Health and…

mHealth Summit Update


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Today is the second day of the mHealth Summit in Washington DC. The largest event of its kind, the summit brings together leaders in government, the private sector, industry, academia, providers and not-for-profit organizations from across the mobile health ecosystem to “advance collaboration in the use of wireless technology to improve health outcomes in the…

Talking To Your Cell Phone

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Co-authored by Michelle Samplin-Salgado, New Media Strategist,

A day after Apple announced the new 4S iPhone, they lost their leader and visionary, Steve Jobs. We joined many others in commemorating the loss of a man whose work and vision have impacted the HIV and public health community with technology, access and communication. He helped…

Announcing the Leading Health Indicators Apps Challenge

Today, at the 138th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA), Dr. Howard Koh, our Assistant Secretary for Health, and I joined a distinguished group of health leaders for a discussion about the new “Leading Health Indicators” for Healthy People 2020 – a set of 12 categories that capture 26 key measures of…