app will provide free health and wellness content for parent and childcare centers
Here are the top findings from the pilot:
- More than 93% of the caregivers who participated in the pilot stated that the information they received via Bloomz was perfectly matched, delivered, and personalized based on their needs.
- More than 87% of parents and caregivers surveyed after the pilot acknowledged engaging with the health content and finding it highly valuable for improving their children’s wellness
- Via pre- and post-survey data, the Ohio AAP saw more than 43% of families and caregivers make actual “behavioral changes,” at home or at childcare centers, in regards to their children’s wellness.
- The pilot saw parents who engaged with the Ohio AAP content, were 32% more likely to make behavioral changes at home, than those who did not engage with it.
“These kinds of changes affect individuals, families, and child care communities, helping to build resilient children. It's hard to measure that kind of impact!” said Dr. Judith T. Romano, MD, FAAP, Medical Director of the Ohio AAP's Child Care Good4Growth Program.
Bloomz, already a leader in parent-teacher communication in the K-12 space, has also upgraded its technology to cater to childcare centers. “In today's busy world, our goal is to make all parent and teacher communication easy, while delivering high-quality content and key features that create high engagement and parental connectivity,” said Chaks Appalabattula, the CEO of Bloomz.
During the exclusive 5-year partnership, the Ohio AAP, with funding provided by Cardinal Health Foundation, will share critical health and wellness topics including:
- Children’s health & wellness
- Constructive disciplining
- Screen-time management
- Physical activity
- Health & active growth
All this valuable content is free to parents and childcare centers.
"The Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics is excited to continue our work with Bloomz as a partner in sharing trusted health information and tips for families with young children in an electronic platform that is not only easy to use, but that also allows for two-way communication between families and child care centers,” said Melissa Wervey Arnold, the CEO of the Ohio AAP.
Bloomz is experiencing rapid growth thanks to its feature-rich platform that helps child care centers engage and inform parents. “We were truly excited to see the results from the Ohio pilot and the resulting 5-year exclusive partnership with the Ohio AAP, supported by Cardinal Health Foundation,” said Chaks Appalabattula, the CEO of Bloomz. “The data proves how valuable content, delivered in a seamless, accessible way, can have a strong impact in the way parents engage with their children’s development.”
About the Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
The Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics promotes the health, safety and well-being of children and adolescents so they may reach their full potential. The Ohio AAP accomplishes this by addressing the needs of children, their families, and their communities, and by supporting Chapter members through advocacy, education, research, service, and improving the systems through which they deliver pediatric care. The Cardinal Health Foundation provides funding for the Ohio AAP in relation to this project.
Bloomz is the free mobile and web app that connects modern-day parents with educators, activity centers, child care, and many other service providers in their kids’ world. With Bloomz, parents have all the tools they need to stay involved and engaged with their children’s education and growth, in one safe, social, and easy-to-use app. Learn more at Bloomz.com.