#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…