Social Media for Asthma Alerts

Looking to expand their current “traditional” alerting system (using major media outlets), AZ state officials are considering including Facebook, Twitter, & other social media sites in their list of ways to notify asthmatic people about potential health hazards.  

Based on research from ASU, Phoenix is trying to set up a network that will be sensitive enough to allow alerts by zip code instead of just the greater metro area. People could sign up for the type of alert they prefer for the area code they  want.

Story in the Arizona Daily Star

Hat tip to iHealthBeat blog.

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