The Illinois Maternal and Child Health Coalition is excited to be the statewide coordinator for text4baby, the first ever free mobile health service providing health tips to pregnant women and new moms.
An educational program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB) text4baby provides pregnant women and new moms with information to help them care for their health and give their babies the best possible start in life. Women who sign up for the service by texting BABY to 511411(or BEBE for Spanish) will receive free SMS text messages each week, timed to their due date or baby’s date of birth.
Message Topics include:
Birth defects prevention
and connecting women to prenatal care and infant health services
IMCHC has organized a committed group of outreach partners including physicians, hospitals, community and health organizations as well as local businesses to promote text4baby. We have successfully enrolled 3,500 users statewide to date.
Become a text4baby outreach partner!
Join us in spreading the word about text4baby and encouraging the women you reach to sign up. We have free materials to help with your promotion efforts! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the link below for more information and to order free promotion materials.
August 2, 2011 | 11:00am – 12:00pm
Panelists: Kathy Chan, Associate Director/Policy Director, IMCHC
Sheila Sanders, Project Manager, Campaign to Save Our Mothers and Babies
Alvina Alvina Eineke, RN MSN, Community Health Initiatives Coordinator, Kane County Health Department
Thanks to everyone who participated in the August 2nd webinar on text4baby! For those of you who were unable to join us, a recording of the presentation and the power point used are available for download, along with a list of questions that were asked by participants during the webinar.
Be sure to visit our text4baby materials page to order FREE outreach materials. Please allow 10-14 days for delivery.