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Healthy Texas Mothers and Babies

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Healthy Texas Mothers and Babies Vision:
For all Texas babies to have a healthy, happy first birthday.

The Healthy Texas Mothers and 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 our Texas babies and mothers health and has the potential to save millions of dollars in health care costs.

Healthy Texas Mothers and 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.

 


Contact Us

Texas Department of State Health Services
Maternal & Child Health
Mail Code 1922
P.O. Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347

Phone: (512) 776-7373
Fax: (512) 776-7658
E-mail: TitleV@dshs.texas.gov

Visit the DSHS Maternal and Child Health website: dshs.texas.gov/mch

External links are informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Last updated June 8, 2022