Act Early Forum Webinar: Text4Baby Mobile Information Service and Act Early Collaboration Opportunities

Thursday, April 16, 2015
2:00pm ET - 3:00pm ET

Register for Webinar

Join us for the second quarter Act Early Forum Webinar and learn more about a novel communication tool, Text4baby, which offers information and resources during pregnancy and the first year of a baby's life. Learn about the Text4baby service and how the program provides information on important developmental milestones for babies and the importance of screenings. Information will be presented on Text4Baby collaboration opportunities for the Learn the Signs. Act Early. (LTSAE) Ambassador and State Act Early Teams programs. Collaboration opportunities include joining the Text4Baby partnership, having access to the Text4Baby SMS and App mobile program to promote LTSAE messages, and gaining access to data on the number of mothers being reached in a state, county or zip-code level. Attendees will also become familiar with the research on the effectiveness of text messaging in reaching underserved populations, young moms, and how Text4baby is making women feel more prepared for motherhood because they are armed with the knowledge that leads to better health for them and their babies. There will be time for discussion and questions. We hope you will be able to join us!

Text4Baby Logo Luisa Soaterna-Castañeda, MPH is the Multicultural Outreach Manager for the Text4baby program at the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB). She coordinates outreach to multicultural communities and faith-based communities, as well as targeted outreach among designated partners whose work involves Spanish-speaking audiences. She also provides statewide technical assistance for Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Washington D.C., Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia; and she oversees the development, translation and editing of all of the bilingual materials, messages and resources. Luisa holds a Master of Public Health from the Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor of Science from the Virginia State University with a concentration on Physics and Math.

Adriane Griffen, DrPH (c), MPH, MCHES Director of Public Health at Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
Abigail Alberico, MPH, Project Manager of Public Health at Association of University Centers on Disabilities

Additional Webinar Information
This webinar will be archived and can be viewed following the event on AUCD's WEBINAR LIBRARY. CEUs will not be offered. Contact [email protected] with questions, or if accommodations are needed to view or listen to the webinar.

This webinar is hosted by the Act Early Network. Please contact Abigail Alberico at [email protected] to join the Act Early Forum e-mail listserv.