Local Coalitions

About Local Coalitions

Healthy Texas Mothers and Babies (HTMB) community coalitions collaborate with community partners and stakeholders to strengthen local capacity to improve birth outcomes and reduce disparities in infant mortality rates. Local public health partner organizations receive funding through Texas Department of State Health Services to coordinate and support community coalition efforts.  

Texas HTMB Coalitions


Coalition Efforts

  • Gather and analyze data, including community needs assessments
  • Create strategic plans using data and needs assessment results
  • Carry out activities included in the strategic plan
  • Analyze and appraise opportunities to engage community stakeholders and partners in strategic goals
  • Facilitate community participation in and support of commitment building activities
  • Coordinate efforts to effectively communicate with and motivate target audiences to address health issues
  • Assess and identify opportunities to promote preconception peer education activities  

HTMB Coalitions 20200311


For more information about Maternal and Child Health, or information regarding coalition work in Texas, please contact us at:  

Texas Department of State Health Services
Title V Maternal & Child Health
PO Box 149347, Mail Code 1922
Austin, TX 78714-9347
(512) 776-7373: Phone
(512) 458-7658: Fax


External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. These external links may not be accessible to persons with disabilities. 

Last updated May 4, 2020