Faculty Leadership: 
Community Partners: 
UMD Extension, Extension services in 9 other states.

Project Goals

  • 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Student training opportunities: This project is no longer active, and currently there are no opportunities for students.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