Youth Tech Health (YTH), a California-based organization that uses technology to educate young people about health, was recently featured in a Colorlines article detailing the work of one of their projects, Únete Latina. The project offers "access to critical health information in a way that is culturally and technologically appropriate" by offering a mobile site and weekly text messages to help Latina women find low-cost healthcare and domestic violence services.
The project is working to break down health care barriers for Latina immigrants who often hesitate to seek health care for themselves or their children due to their immigration status and language barrier. Read more about Únete Latina here: http://colorlines.com/archives/2014/03/can_cell_phones_improve_womens_health....
As part of their effort to expand services to other under-represented groups, YTH is holding a hackathon April 5-6th for young people to develop their own technology solutions for adolescent health and wellness. More information on this event can be found here: http://yth.org/health-hackathon/
Directly following the hackathon is YTH Live 2014, Youth Tech Health's annual conference for technology aimed at advancing the health of young people and other underserved populations. Watch the video below for more information on the conference, or visit http://yth.org/ythlive/about/
If any of our colleagues here are able to attend either event, please share updates with the community!