Text4Baby new FREE app

November 13, 2014

The Text4Baby new Free App goes live today!  It is a wonderful addition to the Text4baby texting program, and its Free!  It includes interactive features and additional health information including pictures, appointment reminders, and to do list! The Text4baby app is launching nationally today, November 10, 2014.  It is Free to download from the iTunes and Google Play app stores, search for Text4baby!


Text4baby is a Free Service that provides health tips and appointment reminders to pregnant women and moms until the infant is one year of age.  Text4baby gets health information out to participants early in their pregnancy, areas of high poverty, and low-income households, decreasing infant mortality and morbidity.  Text4baby has an appointment reminder feature to help get those in need to their prenatal, newborn well baby checks, or WIC visits.  Text4baby launched in February of 2010.  Since that launch, Nebraska has had only 5,916 enrollees.  More information about the national Text4Baby project is found at https://www.text4baby.org/  Sign up to be a partner and get free materials to give to clients.


Best of all, Text4baby is FREE.  There are no texting charges, even for those that are not on a texting plan!


Click on the link for more information regarding the new Text4baby App.



Let’s help safeguard our pregnant mom’s and new babies!


Free November PTI Webinar focus’ on the HOLIDAYS

November 13, 2014


On November 20, 2014 the PTI Webinar is:


Celebrating Holidays Including Children with Disabilities


To include our children with disabilities and special health in the traditions of the holidays takes thought and planning.  This webinar looks at a variety of options to consider.  Thoughtful planning makes the difference in creating holidays that are enjoyable for all in the family.


Register for November 20th by clicking on this link and fill out the information requested. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PTIWebinarRegistration


Connection links and other information will be provided after registrations are received.  Reminders and information for the webinar are sent the day before the webinar.


You will need to connect by internet to the webinar (the link is provided via email) and dial into a toll free conference call to facilitate communication between you, the presenter and other participants. If your place of business has a firewall, you may have difficulty making a connection with the UNL webinar system.  Check with your network admin to open: 80 and 1935 for UNLConnect server IP  Or you can always participate on the conference call using the documents sent via email before the webinar.  Please let me know if you will be using just the conference call option.


PTI Webinars will be presented two times.

Lunch and Learn at 12:30 – 1:30pm CT (11:30am to 12:30pm MT)

Late Night Learning at 8:30 – 9:30pm CT (7:30-8:30 MT)

Rare Epilepsies Webinar on November 6

November 4, 2014

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with a rare epilepsy including: Aicardi Syndrome, CDKL5 Disorder, Dravet Syndrome, Dup15q Syndrome, Hypothalamic Hamartoma, Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, Ohtahara Syndrome, PCDH19 Female Epilepsy, Phelan-McDermid Syndrome or Tuberous Sclerosis Complex? If so, you are not alone. Though each syndrome is different, patients and caregivers with rare epilepsies share many common seizures types, symptoms, and side effects.

During this webinar you will learn more about rare epilepsies and the serious risks associated with these syndromes, including sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). Discover the important work being done by the Rare Epilepsy Network (REN) to identify better prevention and treatment options and how you can get involved by enrolling in the REN database.

The Epilepsy Foundation SUDEP Institute is a proud partner in the PAME Webinar series.

Sign up now for this November 6 webinar. Space is limited.

A $25 donation is suggested. Use coupon code 07PAME at checkout to register for free.

Date: November 6, 2014

Eastern: 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Central: 2:00 – 3:30 PM
Mountain: 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Pacific: 12:00 – 1:30 PM


Jacqueline French, MD
Professor of Neurology, Co-Director of Epilepsy Research and Epilepsy Clinical Trials,
NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

Dale Hesdorffer, PhD, MPH
Professor, Columbia University Medical Center Epidemiology

Janice Buelow, RN, PhD, FAAN
Vice President of Programs and Research, Epilepsy Foundation

Our mailing address is:

Epilepsy Foundation

8301 Professional Place

Landover, MD 20785