OUR CHILD HEALTH WORK FOCUSES ON

CHILDREN’S HEALTH COVERAGE

To ensure children’s success, state leaders should reduce the number of uninsured Texas children and parents and ensure that public and private insurance programs meet families’ needs.

NUTRITION AND FITNESS

To address both childhood hunger and obesity, we must ensure that Texas children have access to healthy food and opportunities to play and exercise at home, in their communities, and at school.   

MATERNAL AND INFANT HEALTH

A healthy childhood starts with a healthy mom and a healthy pregnancy and continues with access to post-partum care and early childhood support for parents and infants.

THE INTERSECTION OF CHILD HEALTH AND OTHER ISSUES

Efforts to support children’s health must include the foster care system, the juvenile justice system, mental health services, child care settings, schools, and other settings that shape children’s lives.

 

Our Latest on Child Health

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Additional Resources

Our June 2019 report on ways to improve behavioral health support for mothers during the year after pregnancy

Our 2019 legislative recap on on maternal and children’s health policy

Our February 2019 post on the children’s health coverage bill

Our Cover Texas Now January 2019 one-pager on reducing the Texas uninsured rate

Our December 2018 interactive map on developmental screenings.

Our November 2018 press release on the rising children’s uninsured rate in Texas

Our November 2018 report on Early Childhood Intervention

Our August 2018 press release on maternal mortality in Texas

Our April 2018 report on teen pregnancy in foster care

Our 2018 brief on substance use among pregnant women and new moms

Our 2017 legislative recap on maternal and children's health policy

Our March 2017 policy brief on early childhood nutrition

Cover Texas Now website on health coverage for children and families

Our work on Child Health is led by:    Adriana Kohler   Senior Health Policy Associate  akohler@txchildren.org   @AKohlerTX

Our work on Child Health is led by:

Adriana Kohler
Senior Health Policy Associate
[email protected]
@AKohlerTX