Newly Upgraded mHealth Toolkit
Have you wondered about where to go to get information on the exploding field of mHealth? Or just an overview so you can feel somewhat knowledgeable about what is going on? There may be several places to look, but one that stands out is the newly upgraded mHealth Toolkit at http://www.k4health.org/toolkits/mhealth-toolkit. The upgrade includes:
- A new look and feel, courtesy of K4Health’s new Drupal 7 Toolkits application (see this post from Simone Parrish), and
- Over 100 new articles, making the mHealth Toolkit the most up-to-date and relevant collection of resources available on mobile technologies and public health.
This collection of articles spans the intersection between uses of mHealth in general public health practice areas (Evidence, Behavior Change Communication, Data Collection, Training Health Care Providers, Country Experiences) and specific public health topics (Chronic diseases, Family planning/Reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Nutrition, and Tuberculosis). So if you want to check what mHealth articles have been written on evidence in the area of TB, it’s there. So is experience in Fiji with PDAs. With a new faceted search functionality within the toolkit, searching is simple and easy. So bookmark it, and tell your colleagues! New materials are added on a regular basis as they become available.
The mHealth Toolkit was developed as part of the mHealth Working Group as a continually evolving repository of information on mHealth in public health. Over 50 organizations have contributed to the resources on the mHealth toolkit. The mHealth Working Group was established in 2009 as a collaborative forum for sharing and synthesizing knowledge on mHealth. The group seeks to frame mobile technology within a larger global health strategy. There are over 700 participants from 35 countries representing over 200 organizations in the mHealth Working Group. Join us at http://knowledge-gateway.org/mhealth/join, or visit our new website at http://www.mhealthworkinggroup.org/