Health 4 U is a project that aims to develop and test a health promotion initiative delivered via mobile phones. The project aims to promote health and increase uptake of HIV testing amongst African communities in Nottingham.
This new initiative is being developed because research shows that African communities in the UK can be at risk of HIV and other health conditions. In particular, there is a low uptake of testing and screening for health conditions. The consequence is that individuals who may benefit from early treatment and support, may not get the help they need at the right time.
This project hopes to develop a different approach to promoting health and wellbeing. We recognise that health messages need to feel relevant and need to address people's everyday concerns. In addition, there is a need to develop health interventions that can be accessed anytime, anywhere to fit in with busy lives. For this reason, we wish to explore whether or not health messages delivered via mobile phone text messages might be a useful addition to other health promotion activities.
Download the project information sheet (PDF)
For more information on the different stages of the project and how to take part, please go to the Taking Part page!
Listen to Amdani Juma speak with KEMET FM about the Health 4 U project.