HHSC Releases Report on Auto-Enrollment in the Healthy Texas Women

  In the 2018-2019 Texas state budget, the Health and Human Services Commission was directed to conduct and provide the legislature with an analysis of the cost-effectiveness and projected savings that an auto-enrollment measure could provide. Specifically, the measure would impact women who become ineligible for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) or the Children’s…

TWHC is Hiring for an Advocacy & Communications Specialist!

We are excited to announce that we are currently hiring for an Advocacy and Communications Specialist at TWHC! The Advocacy and Communications Specialist will be an essential member of our small-but-mighty team, and this role will focus specifically on developing and driving the organization’s communications strategy, including active, consistent and meaningful communications with advocates, community stakeholders,…

#WednesdayWisdom from TWHC

We love this quote from Eleanor Roosevelt, as it really is so true. At TWHC, we talk often about teen pregnancy prevention, as do our many member organizations and partners. One of the best ways to prevent pregnancy is through abstinence, and we share this message with all teens out there who are navigating relationships…

HHSC Releases the Women’s Health and Savings Performance Report

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) released its Texas Women’s Health Program Savings and Performance Report for Fiscal Year 2017 this month. The writing of this report was required by HHSC Rider 97 in the Texas state budget, and the report’s findings include: eligibility, service, and provider information; estimated savings realized from the Healthy Texas Women program,…

Court Rules that HFTX and Others can Continue Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs

Healthy Futures of Texas, as the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit, has made it possible to continue 62 evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention projects across the nation. This will allow Healthy Futures of Texas to continue its Big Decisions curriculum evaluation project in San Antonio and three rural Texas-Mexico border communities. The ruling came last Friday from…

News on Maternal Mortality Rates in Texas

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) recently released a statement regarding a new study on the maternal death rate in Texas in 2012. After reexamining the data, researchers determined that over half of the previously reported maternal deaths were misclassified due to reporting errors, bringing the number of maternal deaths in Texas in 2012 down from 147…