Using Your Mobile Phone to Find Health Information: New Data

Content From: HIV.govPublished: November 08, 20121 min read


Pew Internet & American Life Project released new data Exit Disclaimer today on using mobile phones to access health information.

  • “One in three cell phone owners (31%) have used their phone to look for health information. In a comparable, national survey conducted two years ago, 17% of cell phone owners had used their phones to look for health advice.”
  • “Smartphone owners lead this activity: 52% gather health information on their phones, compared with 6% of non-smartphone owners. Cell phone owners who are Latino, African American, between the ages of 18-49, or hold a college degree are also more likely to gather health information this way.”

Have you asked your clients and stakeholders if they want to access your HIV related information from their phones?With the release of the Digital Government Strategy, we must ask ourselves “ are we using technology to make a real difference in people’s lives.” – President Barack Obama“

We encourage you to learn more about the Digital Strategy and explore the Pew data. They are both tools to help the HIV community provide important HIV-related information and improve people’s lives.