Healthy Texas Babies Vision:
For all Texas babies to have a healthy, happy first birthday.
The Healthy Texas Babies initiative was developed to help Texas communities decrease infant mortality using evidence-based interventions. It involves community stakeholders, healthcare providers, and insurance companies. A reduction in infant mortality will improve the health of Texas babies and mothers and has the potential to save millions of dollars in healthcare costs.
Healthy Texas Babies goals:
- To provide local partnerships and coalitions with major roles in shaping programs in their communities to reduce infant mortality using evidence-based interventions.
- To reduce disparities in poor birth outcomes and maternal and infant mortality among Texans using participatory models of programming.
- To reduce preterm birth in Texas by 8% over two years.
This website is designed for multiple users:
Make a difference in infant mortality and preterm birth in your community. Follow the links above to learn more about the state of infant mortality in Texas, find tools you can use in your work and learn more about resources available to communities.
Texas Department of State Health Services
Office of Title V & Family Health
Mail Code 1922
P.O. Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347
Phone: (512) 776-7373
Fax: (512) 776-7658
Visit the DSHS Maternal and Child Health website: www.dshs.state.tx.us/mch/
Visit the Healthy Texas Babies Public Awareness campaign, Someday Starts Now: www.SomedayStartsNow.com
External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services.