Posted by: jitparenting | June 22, 2010

A “Just in Time” Update

A “Just in Time” Update

Save the Date! JITP Evaluation Webinar September 9 and 10

Join us for a 30-minute webinar to learn about the evaluation tools available to document the impact of JITP resources on the parents and children in your state or county.  The webinar will broadcast on two dates, September 9, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern), and September 10, at 2:00 p.m. (Eastern). Look for more information in future updates.

JITP Newsletters (and their Reminder Emails) Are More Attractive Than Ever!

On June 1st, we “turned on” a revised and expanded version of the JITP e-Newsletter email delivery system for subscribers. JITP now supports expecting parents prenatally, as well as parents of children from birth through age 5!

For each of the three Prenatal issues, as well as Months 1-12, subscribers will see in their emails more content and pictures, as well as links to the complete issue on the web. Subscribers receiving the Newborn and Months 13-60 e-Newsletters will see a picture of the PDF newsletter, a table of contents, and links to the complete issue on the web.

We expect that these improvements will encourage even more subscribers to open up their JITP e-Newsletters. Kudos to Aaron Ebata and his small and mighty team at University of Illinois for the painstaking work required to make these many improvements!

Are Your JITP Marketing Efforts Having an Effect? Use A “Coupon Code.”

Would you like to find out how many parents have signed up for JITP as a result of your marketing efforts?  If so, you can ask parents to enter a designated “coupon code” when they subscribe.

To obtain a coupon code, please contact Aaron Ebata.  You will be asked to provide:

  • Title of your marketing effort (if any)
  • Organization
  • Contact name and email address
  • Brief description of your marketing plan (e.g. scope – state or county wide – or if you are targeting a specific population)

Aaron will send you a code.  Then, just have parents enter that code on the subscription page when they sign up for JITP.

Tune in to JITP on Twitter and Facebook

Many thanks to Marissa Stone for putting us on the social media map!

This Month’s Tip for Getting Involved –  Blogging Anyone?

Increasingly, people are using social media to seek answers to their parenting and child development questions. Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Second Life are just the beginning. As JITP continues to reach out to parents in ways relevant to their lives, we’ll need professionals able or willing to learn to communicate through these channels.

Do you have any interest in blogging for JITP? Or in developing short videos, podcasts, or presentations for the on-line JITP audience? If so, send an email to Leslie Forstadt and we’ll team up to learn how to connect with parents in the world of social media.


  1. Excellent article. I’m going through many of these issues as well..

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