Arlene Remick, MPH, released this exciting news about text4baby, a mobile health messaging program from Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies which includes-- among other important health information for pregnant and new moms-- messaging related to maternal mental health and postpartum depression. This historic and groundbreaking program has become the centerpiece of a major international and innovative partnership.
Remick said, “Last week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced a partnership between the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB) and the Healthy Russia Foundation to launch text4baby internationally. The announcement was made in tandem with the Obama-Medvedev Presidential Summit in Washington, D.C. about our plans to share strategies for success in mobile health with our Russian counterparts.”
Please see below for the full press release:
National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition
SHARING INNOVATIONS IN HEALTH:
A PARTNERSHIP ON MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES TO PROMOTE HEALTHY MOTHERS AND BABIES IN RUSSIA
June 23, 2010 – The National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB) and the Healthy Russia Foundation will announce the launch of text4baby International at today’s Civil Society Summit. Taking place in tandem with the Obama-Medvedev Presidential Summit, this forum brings together innovators from a variety of disciplines to generate recommendations for collaboration between the United States and Russia.
This collaboration and launch of text4baby International marks an exciting step for a program that highlights the potential for Russian-US partnership and brings innovative technologies to health care.
Text4baby is a nationwide free mobile information service that promotes maternal and child health among women in the US. An educational program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, text4baby provides pregnant women and new mothers with information they need to care for their own health and give their babies the best possible start in life. Text4baby was launched nationally in the US in February 2010 by Aneesh Chopra, US Chief Technology Officer.