Doral Pro Health is a Non Profit Organization formed by medical professionals of all areas, and committed to bring healthcare and education to population of scarce resources in the Miami Dade County.
Every one or two months they organize a “Healthy Hub” event where several health services are offered for free to people, including mammographies, pediatrics, gynecology, cardiology, and general medicine. Not only for adults, but for kids too!
How the event looked like
First of all, it looked crowded! As soon as the doors opened, a lot of people started the registration process (see the pictures below) and then after some standard questions for statistics purposes they could start seeing the doctors they had an appointment with.
The place looked very busy during that time, with people going from one office to another. It really seems that this kind of services are highly appreciated by people that don’t have the ways and means to go to expensive medical clinics, so everyone looked thrilled and happy for this!
Afterwards, a great fitness event took place outside. The weather was absolutely great, so everyone enjoyed (ourselves included!) doing some workout outdoors. Even our software developers (after we pushed them a bit!).
Come on guys, healthy habits never hurt!
SMS: A great tool to communicate
SMS has proven one more time that it can be an awesome tool to reach out to people. For this event, Doral Pro Health used our custom fields in SMS campaigns, combined with text templates, and group messaging to send customized text messages to candidates for healthcare services, and also to send reminders to the ones that were already subscribed and had an appointment already scheduled on that day, both the day before the event and the very same day of the appointment.
Not only that, but folks were able to respond to the messages with general inquiries that Doral Pro Health could respond in the moment. Once again this was an awesome way to stay in touch with people, and a great success that helped organize or reschedule appointments when in need. Literally staying in touch with hundreds of the people with just a few clicks, a great example for our series of “Top 5 SMS use cases NOT related to Business“!
Get in touch with Doral Pro Health
You can reach Doral Pro Health at their Twitter Account (@DoralProHealth), or the founder Graciela Boria (@GracielaBoria), also at their website (http://doralprohealth.com/), and also via email at email@example.com. Volunteers and sponsors are always welcome and we’ll be glad to meet you at the next event 🙂
Do you work for an NGO or Non-Profit? Are you interested in using SMS for your services?
That is so awesome 🙂 We are always looking for ways to help out the global community. It doesn’t matter if you are not in the US, we’ll figure out a way to help you out. Please get in touch with us and let us know what you do and you think that SMS can help in your every day work.
We now leave you with some pictures of the event, and a big thank you to all the organizers, sponsors, and of course to all the attendants of the event! Congratulations on a job well done!
— The PortaText Team.