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Text4Baby Going Big

Over on the Office of Science and Technology Policy's blog, Hillary Chen discusses progress on Text4Baby, a service provided through a public-private partnership with cell phone companies.

Over at the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), Hillary Chen provides a progress report today on Text4Baby, a health information service provided to new and expecting mothers by text message, made possible by a public-private partnership.

During her visit to Memphis earlier this week, Sonal Shah highlighted Text4Baby as one of the many innovative ways that government is addressing challenges like infant mortality. Memphis has tremendously high infant mortality rates, due in part to expecting and new mothers not engaging in appropriate, evidence-based behaviors to ensure the health of their babies.

Read Hillary's post today to find out more about the partnership and, if you know someone who is a new or expecting mother, have them text "Baby" (for English) or "Bebe" (for Spanish) to 511411 to sign up.

Charlie Anderson is a Policy Assistant in the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation