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
Cover Texas Now’s one-pager on reducing the Texas uninsured rate.
Our April 2018 report on teen pregnancy in foster care
Our 2018 brief on substance use among pregnant women and new moms
Our 2017 interactive map on developmental screenings in Texas
Our 2017 legislative recap on maternal and children's health policy
Our August 2017 analysis of legislation passed during the special legislative session on maternal mortality
Our June 2017 press release on the Governor signing postpartum depression legislation
Our April 2017 report on perinatal depression
Our March 2017 op-ed on federal health care legislation
Our November 2016 report on Early Childhood Intervention in Texas
Our March 2017 policy brief on early childhood nutrition
Cover Texas Now website on health coverage for children and families