The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center provides confidential comprehensive medical, mental health, family planning, and health education services to young people mainly from the South Bronx and East Harlem.
Text in the City is the text messaging service for these teens attending the Center (MSAHC) in New York. The six month pilot was launched in January 2010, and is hoped to be made more widely available in 2011. The service allows teens to ask confidential questions, sign up for birth control reminders, and offers weekly ‘healthbytes’ of useful and interesting health-based advice, via text.
The program’s founder Katherine Malbon is eager to learn from others involved in similar projects and trials. So reach out if you can be of any assistance.