March 12, 2013

Dear text4baby partner , 
 
Please join our exciting partnership with cable television network Discovery Fit & Health (DFH) and get moms to tune in to the great motherhood-focused television shows during Baby Week (March 18-22). Baby Week is a fun new resource to bring to your practice and the moms you serve. Use these sample messages to promote Baby Week on social media and newsletters, and distribute this flyer to moms. For more Baby Week information click here.

Thank you for reaching pregnant women and moms with important health and safety information.

Thanks,

 Sarah Ingersoll, text4baby Director
 National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition

Take Action

Take 3 minutes of time at your next staff meeting to share the value of text4baby with your colleagues by showing our new informational video. Click here for the video and additional resources to help your colleagues understand why and how to promote text4baby.

Quote of the Week

“Hi! I used and loved your service. Now my baby is a year old, and I miss you! Thanks!”
-Amanda Lightfoot, Richland, WA, Verizon customer


 

Partner Spotlight
Meridian Health Plan is proud to partner with text4baby as a part of its mission to continuously improve the quality of care in underserved communities. Read more here.
Text4baby in the Media
  • The Early Childhood Services Blog celebrates text4baby’s 3rd birthday with a post, saying, “This innovative service utilizes the power of mobile technology to provide relevant information to inform expectant mothers. With each message comes targeted information around prenatal care and baby’s health.” Read more here.
New Partners:
  • Baby's Bounty MC (Clarksburg, MD)
  • Health Plan of San Mateo (San Francisco, CA)
  • Salt Lake Valley Health Department (Salt Lake City, UT)
  • The Regional Medical Center (Orangeburg, SC)
National Poison Prevention Week

Text4baby is partnering with the American Association of Poison Control Centers for National Poison Prevention Week March 17-23 and posting messages on Facebook: This week is Poison Prevention Week, please program the Poison Help number into your phone now: 1-800-222-1222. Calls are fast, free, & confidential. Experts are on call 24/7/365.

Pregnancy Assistance Fund Grants Available

The Office of Adolescent Health is offering 4-year grants for the development and implementation of programs for expectant and parenting teens, women, fathers, and their families. For eligibility requirements, please refer to the funding announcement at www.grants.gov/search/basic.do, and enter the FOA number (AH-SP1-13-001) or CFDA number (93.500). Applicants are encouraged to leverage existing public awareness and educational activities, such as text4baby. Applications are due 4/10/13.

Job Openings at the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition

HMHB is seeking a part-time Research Assistant to support text4baby’s efforts to use real-time data and evaluation to inform and improve program promotion, outreach, and product strategies. The position assists the text4baby Research Manager in implementing various data analysis and research efforts. For more info, click here.

HMHB is seeking a full-time Office Manager/Project Manager to support the CEO and staff by ensuring that critical operational activities of HMHB including payroll, financial reports, human resources, grant writing and reporting are completed in a timely, accurate, and efficient manner. Click here for more information.

Enrollment Update 
Text4baby has enrolled over 512,601 moms!

Check out our website to view charts showing enrollment by state since launch.

Protect baby from poisons. Lock up medicines & cleaning products. Keep # for Poison Control in your phone: 800-222-1222. More info at text4b.org/058.