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New National Text-to-Parents Program Aims to Promote Children's Early Language Development

Ann O'Leary | Posted 03.30.2015 | Impact
Ann O'Leary

Studies have found that by age 4, children in lower income families have heard 30 million fewer words than their more affluent peers. This disparity in hearing words directly translates into a disparity in learning words

Helping New Moms, One Text At A Time

Tamara Grider | Posted 06.09.2014 | Impact
Tamara Grider

I've seen the simple, yet momentous occasions when many of my friends have entered motherhood, and was naively unaware of the amount of preparation, research and support needed to stay healthy and bring a healthy child into the world.

Improving Maternal Health Care, One Text At A Time

Sharon K. D’Agostino | Posted 07.21.2013 | Impact
Sharon K. D’Agostino

During her pregnancy, every expectant mother has bright hopes for the new life she carries. She may have concerns about her ability to care for a newborn. But depending on where she in the world she lives, her fear may be much deeper and more fundamental: "Will my baby survive childbirth?" Or, "Will I?"

Help More Babies Survive The First Day

Janice Frey-Angel | Posted 07.15.2013 | Impact
Janice Frey-Angel

Even more shocking is that more babies die within the first day of life in the United States than any other country in the world. This is not only the highest rate of any industrialized country, it is also 50 percent greater than all other industrialized countries combined. In our own backyard, mothers are experiencing unhealthy pregnancies and deliveries, and babies are dying.

Helping New Moms 'Feel Rich' One Text at a Time

Quincy Jones III | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Quincy Jones III

Every year, more than 500,000 babies are born prematurely in the United States and an estimated 28,000 children will die before their first birthday. Even more shocking: the infant mortality rate in the U.S. is 6 in 1,000 live births, and is one of the highest among developed nations.

Can Cell Phones Help American Mothers And Babies?

J. Nwando Olayiwola | Posted 04.09.2012 | Impact
J. Nwando Olayiwola

The United States has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the industrialized world. The good news is that there are great tools out there to help. Indeed, a text-messaging service that delivers vital health information to mothers at various stages of their pregnancy and during the first year of their child's life, is one of them.

Text4Baby Helps Employers Promote Maternal Health Tips | Posted 04.04.2012 | Impact

Text4Baby has partnered with Benz Communications to develop a maternal health "toolkit" for employers that aims to help them promote the Text4Baby ser...

Winning the Future, Losing the Point?

Kate Otto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Kate Otto

If there is anything that Americans can rally around, it is the idea of "winning." We are, after all, a capitalist culture, fueled by competition and fiercely protective of our status quo as the wealthiest nation on the planet.