People in Washington get increasingly dedicated to better public service, often via the Net.
In September 2009, the CDC launched a three-month text messaging pilot to get the word out regarding big health issues, like the H1N1 thing.
To subscribe to the pilot, text HEALTH to 87000. They tell me you can expect to receive about three health messages a week during the three-month pilot. (Standard text messaging rates will apply).
For more information about the pilot, visit http://www.cdc.gov/mobile