UMD Extension, Extension services in 9 other states.
To study the effectiveness of text messaging for communicating health messages to rural low income mothers. Rural mothers will receive texts about nutrition, oral health, physical activity, and health insurance, and will also receive texts suggesting certain actions regarding these topics.
Service: Providing health literate information on maternal and child health topics
Research: Pilot study and evaluation of health information messages impact
Student training opportunities: This project is no longer active, and currently there are no opportunities for students.
Funding: Funded by the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition