Press Releases

HMHB Expanding Text4baby’s Focus on Health Care Access and Information

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition Expanding Text4baby’s Focus on Health Care Access and Information WASHINGTON D.C. (August 3, 2014) –Text4baby, the nation’s largest and only free mobile health service that makes it easy for expecting and new moms to receive important health and safety information, has expanded its ability to share…  read more >>

FDA Issues New Draft Seafood Advice for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Advice Encourages Pregnant Women to Eat No Less Than Two Seafood Servings Weekly Washington, DC (June 10, 2014) – Following extensive scientific reviews of more than 110 seafood studies, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released new draft advice that encourages expectant and breastfeeding moms to eat a variety of seafood…  read more >>

CMS Awards Three-Year Contract to Support Text4baby in Four States

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Project focused on improving key maternal and child health outcomes. WASHINGTON (October 7, 2013) –Following a competitive bidding process, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded a three-year contract to support the implementation of the text4baby service in four states in collaboration with state Medicaid agencies. Text4baby is the nation’s largest and…  read more >>

Rite Aid Named First National Retail Partner of Text4baby

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 2013 Rite Aid Providing 10,000 Free Flu Shots to Enrolled Moms Camp Hill, Pa. (Sept. 26, 2013) – Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) has been named the first national retail partner of text4baby, the nation’s only free text messaging service for pregnant women and mothers of infants under age one….  read more >>

Senators Demand Better Nutrition Communications to Pregnant Women

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Concerns Over Outdated Seafood Consumption Advice Riles Capitol Hill Washington, D.C. (August 7, 2013) – A bi-partisan letter to President Obama calls on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to use the latest in nutrition  science to better communicate with pregnant women. The letter from Senators Mary Landrieu and Saxby Chambliss cites…  read more >>

HMHB Welcomes New Board Members

Monday, June 17th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC (June 17, 2013) – The National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB) announces the appointment of two new board members and election of new Officers. The new board members bring a breadth of expertise and varying backgrounds to govern this national organization working on behalf of mothers, babies and families….  read more >>

Global Mobile Health Leader Reaches 500,000 Moms

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Text4baby celebrates 3rd birthday and milestone number of moms connected to health and safety information WASHINGTON, DC (February 13, 2013) – Since launch in February 2010, text4baby has sent over 62 million text messages to over 500,000 moms nationwide. This proven program’s message content is developed by health experts from the Centers…  read more >>

Study Shows Text4baby Prepares Participants for Motherhood

Monday, December 10th, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 10, 2012 Study of Innovative Free Health Text Messaging Service Shows Participants Prepared for Motherhood WASHINGTON, DC (December  10, 2012) – Following last week’s mHealth Summit, the largest event of its kind where leaders focus on how wireless technology can improve health outcomes, text4baby announced results from the first randomized evaluation…  read more >>

Text4baby Partners with Feel Rich and R&B Singer Tyrese

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

  Text4baby Partners with Feel Rich and R&B Singer Tyrese to Deliver Mobile Health Information to New & Expecting Moms   Partnership will leverage the multicultural healthy living movement to reach moms with important health and safety education messages WASHINGTON, DC, November 14, 2012 – Text4baby, the free mobile health service for pregnant women and…  read more >>

Text4baby Encourages Moms to Get the Flu Shot

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

New Interactive Feature Reminds Moms about Flu Appointments Washington, DC, October 25, 2011 – Text4baby, the free mobile health service for pregnant women and new moms, is launching a new enhancement to the program. The text4baby service will now include additional educational messages about the flu shot and an option for users to receive flu…  read more >>