FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 11, 2021
IPHA and IDPH Partner to Launch SMS Health Alerts Program for Illinois Residents
SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Public Health Association (IPHA) and the Illinois Department of Public Health, Center for Minority Health Services, (IDPH) are partnering to launch a mobile Short Message Service (SMS) program for Illinois residents this week. This free opt-in alert program provides resources on HIV testing locations, PrEP clinic locations, medicine reminders, appointment reminders, ADAP Re-certification reminders, and COVID-19 information, all from a mobile device. This program is designed to raise awareness around and connect residents to HIV and COVID-19 prevention and treatment resources throughout the state.