Oct 31, 2023

Texas A&M Health and Philips Expand
Their Partnership to Improve Maternal Health

Industry-leading Philips Avent Pregnancy+ app and innovative Texas A&M Health programs delivered by the Texas A&M School of Nursing come together to support Texas mothers 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M University Health Science Center (Texas A&M Health) and Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, are collaborating to improve health outcomes for mothers, children and families. 

The collaboration centers on the Pregnancy+ App, which supports parents from the moment they discover they are pregnant through childbirth by offering personalized content, expert- written information, as well as interactive 3D models to track their baby’s development. 

 

Part of Texas A&M Health, the Texas A&M University School of Nursing Program of Excellence for Mothers, Children and Families (POEMCF) delivers project outcomes that improve the well- being and health of families and communities across Texas. The POEMCF includes the Texas A&M chapters of both the Nurse-Family Partnership®, a nurse home visitor program for first- time mothers, and HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters), a home- visitation model for school readiness. 

Expanding our innovative and meaningful work with Texas A&M to expectant mothers will help empower them to get the care that they and their babies deserve and serve as an important step towards addressing maternal health.” 

Jeff DiLullo

Chief Region Leader, Philips North America

The POEMCF  utilized the Philips Pregnancy+ App—the most downloaded pregnancy app in the world— to study the feasibility, acceptance and impact of innovative technology to improve engagement, awareness and access to health resources. Texas A&M and the POEMCF's strong track record in maternal and infant health clinical experience and research positions them as valuable collaborators with Philips.

 

“This expansion of the Philips partnership will empower pregnant and new mothers to better care for themselves and their families,” said Robin Page, PhD, APRN, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, an associate professor and director of the POEMCF. “Finding the right resources and information can be a difficult part of navigating parenthood, but our collaboration with the Pregnancy+ team will help equip Texas families with the right information at the right time.” 

 

Since 2016, Philips and the Texas A&M University System have collaborated on projects related to emergency preparedness, engineering, agriculture and more. The Pregnancy+ project is the latest between the two organizations. 

This expansion of the Philips partnership will empower pregnant and new mothers to better care for themselves and their families.”

Robin Page

PhD, APRN, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, an associate professor and director of the POEMCF

“Philips is committed to working with our unique and diverse ecosystem of partners to fulfill our purpose of improving 2.5 billion lives per year by 2030 including 400 million in underserved communities,” said Jeff DiLullo, chief market leader for Philips North America. “Expanding our innovative and meaningful work with Texas A&M to expectant mothers will help empower them to get the care that they and their babies deserve and serve as an important step towards addressing maternal health.”  

About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and well-being through meaningful innovation. Philips’ patient- and people-centric innovation leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver personal health solutions for consumers and professional health solutions for healthcare providers and their patients in the hospital and the home. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, ultrasound, image-guided therapy, monitoring and enterprise informatics, as well as in personal health. Philips generated 2022 sales of EUR 17.8 billion and employs approximately 70,700 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter.

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About Texas A&M School of Nursing 

The Texas A&M University School of Nursing is committed to preparing the next generation of nurses through exceptional education programs, progressive research, strategic partnerships and innovative outreach initiatives. Visit nursing.tamu.edu for more information. 

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About Texas A&M Health

Texas A&M University Health Science Center (Texas A&M Health) comprises five schools (dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy and public health), an integrated University Health Services model, several research centers and institutes, and numerous outpatient clinics with a shared mission of advancing health care for all. We serve the state and beyond with campuses and locations in Bryan-College Station, Dallas, Temple, Houston, Round Rock, Kingsville, Corpus Christi, McAllen and Navasota. Learn more at health.tamu.edu or follow @TAMUHealth on Twitter.

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Silvie Casanova

Silvie Casanova

Philips North America

Tel: +1 781 879 0692

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Tim Gerszewski

Texas A&M School of Nursing

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