Tigger Stavola Foundation Launches LED By Tigger Drug Prevention Mobile Tool

By |Published On: May 9th, 2024|

May 09, 2024

GoMo Health
Shelley Schoenfeld, Chief Marketing Officer
E-mail: sschoenfeld@gomohealth.com
Phone: 732-484-9144

Tigger Stavola Foundation
Jennifer Egan
E-mail: jennifer@tiggerstavolafoundation.org
Phone: 646-345-7651

Tigger Stavola Foundation Launches Led By Tigger Drug Prevention Mobile Tool

GoMo Health Creates Free Platform to Meet Teens Where They Are for Healthy Decisions

Asbury Park, NJ, May 09, 2024: The Tigger Stavola Foundation and GoMo Health announced they have partnered to launch LED by Tigger, a first of its kind, free drug education program providing students in 7th grade to 12th grade with the information they need to make safe choices when confronted with drugs, alcohol, marijuana and tobacco/vaping. Delivered in partnership with schools in Ocean and Monmouth counties, the mobile engagement tool delivers tips, resources and support directly to participants’ mobile phones.  

In just the initial launch, more than 55+ schools have already enrolled in the program with a 97% retention rate and 73% of the participants actively engaged with the program and content. In the first few months, over 90% of participants shared that the program has educated them to handle crisis situations better. Additional schools are being added daily.  

In a recent interview about the program (launching soon!), a student and program participant said, “The way technology is so involved in the day to day especially with teenagers… this program is a way to communicate with them more and get across to them more. The approach is really good – a lot of people have short attention spans, a lot of people don’t have the correct resources to get the right information so the way that Tigger approaches education is really, really great.” – Jessica, program participant and student at Howell High School  

The LED by Tigger program takes a unique approach to drug education. Recognizing that the “just say no” mentality and other “scare tactics” have not achieved the intended results because of more prevalent exposure. Instead, the program takes a position of empowerment through realistic education. Kids can enroll by texting TIGGER to 43386 or snapping a photo of a unique QR code.  

Once enrolled, participants receive text messages that communicate, promote, and support healthy lifestyle habits and positive changes in behavior. Some messages contain links to online pages with additional educational information in the form of interactive surveys, videos, music tracks and meditations.  

“Our experience with losing our son to an accidental overdose instigated us to create awareness for kids and adults around this very real issue. We do not expect all teens to say no to drugs or situations where substances might be available, but we do believe that meeting our kids where they are and empowering them with the knowledge and confidence to make healthy choices can go a long way when facing tough situations. We are committed to our community and LED by Tigger enables us to connect with kids in the way they are accustomed in today’s world – through their phones – using engaging content to relay this important information,” says Lisa Stavola, founder of the Tigger Stavola Foundation.      

Bob Gold, Chief Behavioral Technologist and GoMo Health’s Founder, says, “Our work in the recovery and substance use disorder space is especially meaningful. It gives us unique insight into the mental health challenges people face that are so often tied to substance use disorder. LED by Tigger educates kids early, setting them on a healthy path. Delivering this program to kids in my own backyard — the Jersey Shore — is so important to me. We look forward to engaging as many of our youth as possible.”   

To learn more about the program and how your school or organization could benefit, click here 

About Tigger Stavola Foundation: 

Tigger Stavola, known for his kind heart, loving soul and for always helping the underdog, grew up and went to school on the Jersey Shore. He was adored by many friends and family. The Stavola family tragically lost Tigger at the young age of 25 years to accidental overdose. Established in Monmouth County, NJ in 2013 to honor Tigger’s legacy, The Tigger Stavola Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity whose mission it is to fight addiction, spread awareness and save lives through drug prevention and education. Prominent in community conversations about addiction, the foundation has reached over 70,000 local students with its education campaign on the dangers of substance use and is rolling out a first-of-its-kind mobile engagement tool, LED by Tigger. Text TIGGER to 43386 to sign up for LED by Tigger. The Foundation also partners with Hackensack Meridien Carrier Clinic to provide 24/7 addiction navigation services.  

Visit www.tiggerstavolafoundation.org for more information.

About GoMo Health:  

GoMo Health® applies a proprietary, evidence-based science of engagement, BehavioralRx®, to our cloud-based digital therapeutic, Concierge Care®, to actively extend care plans, and provide resources and support to people in their “lived” environments – enhancing outpatient care and impact. This outpatient care delivery model integrates support for psychosocial and physical needs to create personalized, behaviorally based care plans that empower patients in their own care management and healthy decision making. Connecting with patients via its’ Telehealth Triple Play™, GoMo Health uses an intelligent mobile BOT to collect and triage patient data via home medical devices, conduct in the moment “conversations”, and gather electronic patient reported outcomes (ePRO). This has proven to modify behaviors of patients with chronic and complex conditions worldwide, resulting in significant improvement in health outcomes and adherence, and decreased costs of care for providers, hospitals, health plans, employers, and life science companies.

To learn more, visit www.gomohealth.com.

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