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Text4baby, 2009–present

This is a Project. It was designed by Voxiva and collaborator: ZERO TO THREE, greyhealth group, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Resources and Services Administration, Wireless Foundation, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition. It is dated 2009–present.

To help reduce high infant mortality rates in the United States, the Text4baby free text-messaging service delivers timely tips and expert advice directly to pregnant women and new mothers. Designed for low-income women—who are more likely to be mobile because they cannot afford broadband service at home— the SMS (short message service) provides easy access to critical health and safety topics on prenatal care, labor signs, developmental milestones, and nutrition and offers reminders about appointments and immunizations. Today, the service reaches close to 1 million expectant families.

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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition By the People: Designing a Better America.

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