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Texting (aka SMS)

General Texting Resources

How to Send a Text!
www.wikihow.com/Send-a-Text-Message

Jott
http://jott.com.
Jott converts your voice into emails, text messages, reminders, lists and appointments.

Texting 4Health
www.texting4health.org.
Texting4Health is the website of a conference hosted at Stanford University that showcased applications, ideas, insights on using mobile text messaging (SMS) to improve personal and public health. The website has slides from presentations and links to other organizations working with texting for health.

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A Few Texting examples

Daily Lo-Minder
http://www.thepill.com/thepill/offers-daily-reminders.html
Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo offers birth control reminders via daily text messages.

Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties
www.plannedparenthoodosbc.org/chat/chat.asp.
Other FP agencies are also using texts, but here’s one example you can look at online.

SexInfoSF.org
www.sextextsf.org
A text message service for youth being piloted in San Francisco and D.C.

Reports on How Wireless Technology is Being Used

eHealth Marketing: Text Messaging
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov/healthmarketing/ehm/databriefs/mobiletext.pdf
Some CDC data about who is using text messaging.

Mobile eHealth Data Brief
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov/healthmarketing/ehm/databriefs/mobileresearch.pdf
Some CDC data about who is using cell phones.)

Wireless Technology for Social Change: Trends in NGO Mobile Use
http://www.unfoundation.org/global-issues/technology/

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Companies that can help start and manage a texting campaign

Kiwanja
kiwanja.net

Mobile Accord
www.mobileaccord.com

Mobile Commons
www.mobilecommons.com

Non-Profit Technology Network
www.nten.org

Rip Road
riproad.com  

Smart Reply
www.smartreply.com

Voxiva
www.voxiva.com

A Few Companies that manage text message appointment reminders

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