National Public Health Week: Technology and Public Health

The text4baby app is an example of using technology in the service of public health. It is designed to make it easier for new mothers to get critical health and safety information, as well as text reminders for doctor’s appointments.

Text4baby is a data-driven initiative. Staff routinely monitor and analyze a wide array of data collected by the program, including data on enrollment, completion and cancellation, participant-reported reason for cancellation, referral source, and descriptive data from various surveys sent through the mobile platform. Click here for some of the findings.