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Using Text Messaging to Improve Maternal and Newborn Health


  • Elizabeth T. Jordan, DNSc, RNC, is an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in Baltimore, MD; Ellen M. Ray, CNM, RN, is an instructor at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, in Baltimore, MD; Pamela Johnson, PhD, is chief health officer at Voxiva in Washington, DC; W. Douglas Evans, PhD, is a professor at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Elizabeth T. Jordan discloses that she served on the national board of directors for the National Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition, which is mentioned in this article, and she assisted with development, implementation and early evaluation of the Text4baby program, which is the subject of this article. Pamela Johnson discloses that she is an employee, stock holder and board member of Voxiva, a company mentioned in this article; the authors disclose no other relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest.

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