(NPR) Like radio, public health communication is all about figuring out how to connect with the audience.

New York City is betting that if you’re anticipating a night of adventure, you might make use of the Find Condoms NYC app.

The scans the New York Health Department’s list of 3,000 sites that distribute free condoms, and uses a smartphone’s GPS to list and map the five closest spots. In the moment, convenience counts.

“Erm… Love this app,” a reviewer writes on iTunes. “Great for those spontaneous moments when you just gotta have a free condom.”

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