CTIA Wireless Foundation leverages mobile technology via innovative programs that empower individuals and enhance American communities. It focuses on health and safety initiatives that demonstrate the transformative powers and unique capabilities of wireless technology. CTIA Wireless Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed by CTIA member companies in 1991.


Wireless technology is delivering better health care outcomes at lower cost to patients. From wearable wireless monitors to lifestyle apps, our connected lives are keeping patients better informed and in charge of their health care choices. CTIA Wireless Foundation’s programs demonstrate how mobile technology keeps people healthier, and even save lives.



Text4baby is the first mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health through text messaging. CTIA Wireless Foundation, on behalf of its carrier members, has fostered the program since its inception with donated text messages making the service free to subscribers.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year in the U.S., almost 400,000 babies are born prematurely, many of whom will have long-term health and developmental challenges.

In response to this national public health crisis, CTIA Wireless Foundation entered a public-private partnership in 2010 to support Text4baby, the nation’s first free mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health. In partnership with nonprofit organization ZERO TO THREE and Voxiva, Inc., CTIA Wireless Foundation donates text messaging to the program on behalf of its participating carriers, making this service free to end users.

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The PulsePoint app empowers everyday citizens to provide lifesaving assistance to victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. If the cardiac emergency is in a public place, the location-aware app will alert cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)-trained citizens of a cardiac arrest situation in their vicinity so they may assist until first responders arrive. The application also directs these citizen rescuers to the closest publicly accessible Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

CTIA Wireless Foundation is proud to be a key sponsor to help deploy PulsePoint in communities across the country since 2014. The app is currently active in over 2,000 cities in 28 states. CTIA Wireless Foundation has sponsored deployments in Los Angeles County and Sacramento, California and Prince George’s County, Maryland. The Foundation looks forward to bringing this lifesaving app to additional communities in the near future.

The PulsePoint app is available in the Apple App Store or in Android Apps on Google Play.

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CTIA Wireless Foundation is committed to finding new ways for wireless technology to improve safety in our communities, especially when it comes to young people. Learn more about our programs that promote safety and encourage responsible wireless use, particularly behind the wheel.
Drive Smart
Encouraging responsible wireless use is a longstanding commitment of CTIA Wireless Foundation.

The Drive Smart campaign enlists young people to develop digital shorts to discourage their peers and adults from driving while distracted. The campaign includes a curriculum for educators to teach high school students about the dangers of texting and driving.

CTIA Wireless Foundation and its partner By Kids For Kids started the campaign in 2014.

Learn more about the Drive Smart campaign.
Together with kids, expert educators, parents, wireless carriers and CTIA, CTIA Wireless Foundation launched the Growing Wireless campaign, giving families tools to teach kids about responsible wireless use.

Learn more about Growing Wireless.
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