Their coaches were having trouble connecting with people who were interested in their Living Healthier program. The initiative provides consultative telehealth over the phone to motivate participants and boost their confidence so that they can create their own health programs and set their own health goals. They would call interested participants to set up an introductory phone call and later schedule an in-depth interview. It often took multiple phone calls and voicemails to get through to people, and because they were using an 800 number to call, many people wouldn’t answer the phone.
They have seen both improved response rates when they reach out to new people and decreased drop-out rates for program participants. It is easier for their coaches to set up appointments, send appointment reminders, and periodically check in with participants. They are able to create a better rapport with participants, because texting lets them communicate more frequently and send motivational messages that help people feel engaged. There’s only three coaches covering the entire state, and now they are able to serve more people because Textline allows them to work more efficiently and coordinate better as a team.