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Text4baby Now Featured in Smithsonian Museum

Oct 5, 2016

ZERO TO THREE is pleased to announce that Text4baby is one of the featured designs at a new exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City.

The exhibit is called “By the People: Designing a Better America” and Text4baby, the largest mobile health initiative in the nation, is featured as an innovative solution that expands access to education and health care. Text4baby is a free service of ZERO TO THREE and Voxiva, and uses the power of cell phone technology to share important health and safety information with expectant women, new mothers, their partners and loved ones.

Other designs featured in the exhibition increase social and economic inclusion, offer improved alternative transportation options, or provide a balanced approach to land use between the built and natural environment

“As America’s design museum, Cooper Hewitt empowers visitors to see themselves as designers—not just of objects, but also of ideas, strategies and solutions that improve our daily lives,” said Director Caroline Baumann in a recent press release.

Text4baby participants receive customized health information, safety tips, and appointment reminders through text messages—timed to the user’s due date or baby’s birthdate—at no charge. Participants sign up by texting BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411 and receive at least three free text messages a week containing information reviewed by leading national medical organizations and federal partners. Participants who also download the free Text4baby app receive more in-depth information each week.

The “By the People: Designing a Better America,” exhibit features 60 design projects from every region across the U.S. and runs until February 26, 2017. Plan your visit today, or learn more about Text4baby here.