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Educational Opportunities

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Educational Opportunities

Healthy Texas Babies is committed to providing clinicians, parents, and men and women of childbearing age with opportunities to become more informed about health topics that influence infant mortality in our state. To that end, DSHS has organized multiple learning opportunities for community health workers, promotores, nurses, physicians, mid-level clinicians, social workers, healthcare administrators and others.

Healthy Texas Babies is committed to providing clinicians, parents, and men and women of childbearing age with opportunities to become more informed about health topics that influence infant mortality in our state. To that end, DSHS has organized multiple learning opportunities for community health workers, promotores, nurses, physicians, mid-level clinicians, social workers, healthcare administrators and others.

Grand Rounds

DSHS offers Grand Rounds in the fall and spring of each year. To learn more about DSHS Grand Rounds, visit http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/grandrounds/.

Community Health Worker Training

Healthy Texas Babies recognizes that Community Health Workers and Promotores (CHW) are informed, trusted members of their communities. DSHS conducted training in August 2011 to share resources and strategies for CHW to use to reduce infant mortality in their communities. Below is the link to the lesson plan, curriculum and other materials that can be used by CHW training programs to implement this training for CHW Continuing Education credit.

Texas Health Steps Online Module on Reducing Non-Medically Indicated Deliveries Prior to 39 Weeks

DSHS has developed a Texas Health Steps Module for physicians, nurses and other professionals that will provide one free Continuing Education Credit. The module covers the importance of a 39-week gestation for a healthy pregnancy and provides guidance for providers on how to effectively communicate with patients and their families on this topic. This module can be accessed directly at http://www.txhealthsteps.com/cms/?q=catalog/course/1877 or by visiting the Texas Health Steps website at http://www.txhealthsteps.com/cms/.

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Last updated February 20, 2014