smart text messaging
Update: Our current text system exists but is on hiatus, as we wait for a partner intersted in funding it and bringing it back to life. Got interest? Contact us and let's see how we can incorprate this solution into your behavior change offereings.
The time between completing online nutrition education and returning to the WIC clinic for a follow-up visit can now be filled with a passive intervention that follows WIC participants wherever they go - whether in a pocket or purse, it's there, ready to help.
Text messaging just went to school
There's a text message and then there's a smart text message. They're the ones sent to you for a reason. Could be because you're thinking about changing your behavior or maybe because you've already changed. Could be that you're from Michigan or California or Alaska. It may be that you have an infant or a toddler, that it's Spring or Winter. It might even be that it's the start of a new year and you need a little something extra to help you kick those unhealthy cravings to the curb. That's what makes it smart. It's more than just a health text message. It's a message just for you.
Variety of messages at your command
WIC participants need more than an educational message. They need reminders to prod their memory and triggers to catch them at pivotal moments when a little prompt can have a big impact on their behavior. They need shopping lists that coordinate with recipes: opportunities to track their progress and test their healthy food knowledge. And they need feedback and empowering support: interaction and engagement that inspires and motivates. Smart Text Messaging delivers these types of text messages alerts and more. So get as creative as you want to be. We can handle it.
For an example of our text messages, watch the video below
Total message control
You have complete control of message organization and scheduling. Group messages however you like and schedule them for whenever you want. Have them delivered randomly or in a specified order. The same time every week, month, or year or at 10 in the morning on Thanksgiving day when many of us are in the kitchen prepping our meals. Mobile health message control is a wonderful thing.